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Brucellosis bacteria infects animals in Kuwait Zoo

KUWAIT CITY, April 2: Teams from the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) continue the fight against brucellosis after the bacteria was discovered in some sheds at the zoo last Thursday, leading to the closure of the facility to facilitate eradication of the disease, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Director of the Zoo Nasser Al-Attiyah told Al-Qabas that brucellosis was detected among a herd of cattle and another herd of deer but reassured the current situation is 90 percent under control, saying “there is no cause for alarm”.

He added the teams and Department of Preventive Health at PAAAFR have been conducting a comprehensive field survey on the various types of sheds and taken samples of all animals suspected of brucellosis infection. He noted the zoo was closed to facilitate the work of the teams.

He explained the teams will conduct periodical inspections of all animals in the zoo and replace the soil in some sheds, and infected animals will be executed without delay if brucellosis is confirmed.

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