Confirming the reports, the Nigerian Government said plans were underway to undertake a nationwide vaccination of cattle, sheep and goats following the confirmed case of anthrax.
The Nigeria outbreak comes weeks after the government alerted Nigerians to the outbreak of the deadly disease in some neighbouring countries within the West African sub-region.
The government, in June, stated that the disease was spreading from an African countriy , Northern Ghana, bordering Burkina Faso and Togo.
Nigeria’s Government advises citizens to desist from the consumption of cow hides, smoked meat and bush meat.
Anthrax is said to have been caused by the spore-forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which primarily affects animals, such as cattle, sheep, and goats.
The disease can be contracted by humans who come in direct contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products, such as meat, wool, or hides.
Anthrax may be contracted through the inhalation of spores, while cutaneous anthrax can result from contact with contaminated materials or through open wounds.
Residents of the affected state are at risk of being contacted by the disease, if not well-curtailed by federal and state officials.
Wilfred John reports for Africa Animal Media, AMM