–The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has embarked on a massive vaccination exercise and sensitisation campaign against rabies in Chilubi district of Northern Province.
Chilubi Assistant Veterinary Officer, Sindamu Mungoni, confirmed this to ZANIS in the area today.
Mr Mungoni said this comes in a wake of numerous reports of suspected cases of rabies in the area.
He explained that the exercise started last week and over 200 dogs have since been vaccinated in the area.
Mr Mungoni said in order to ensure the area is completely rid of the disease, his department has also started sensitizing dog-owners on the importance of taking their dogs to veterinary offices for vaccination.
He has since called on people in the area to render officers the utmost cooperation during the exercise.