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Abia fears tuberculosis outbreak


From Sunny Nwankwo, Umuahia

Abia State has warned consumers of beef to stay away from cow lungs until a proper investigation is done to ascertain the suspected discovery of Bovine Tuberculosis in a popular abattoir on the Aba-Ikot Ekpene expressway.

A statement by to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prof. Ikechi Mgboji, warned residents against eating cow lungs after the disease was discovered in some cows two weeks ago.

He said: “About two weeks ago, two cows were found to have Bovine Tuberculosis. So we advise that people should stop eating cow lungs for now until we are able to determine if it is a very exceptional case or a prevalent one. They may however eat the flesh.”

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