FMD outbreak in Genekha, Thimphu

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/11/2017 6:16 AM   (0)Comments

FMD outbreak was reported in two herd at Jeba village under Genekha geog, Thimphu Dzongkhag on 2 September 2017. A total of 7 animals were affected and are recovering from infection. Jeba is about 2 km away from Chunzom towards Thimphu and opposite to proposed education city. The source of infection is from contact with infected herd of Paro Dzongkhag. Detail investigation and control measures are ongoing. Read More

Rabies outbreak in Phuentsholing

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/11/2017 6:02 AM   (0)Comments

A rabies case in a stray horse was confirmed at Phuentsholing town area on 10 September 2017. The horse showed symptom of rabies and had bitten a man. The the brain tissue sample of the horse tested positive to rabies. The exposed people are undergoing rabies postexposure treatment at Phuentsholing General Hospital. The horse might have been bitten by rabid dog about one month back. Phuentsholing town share open border with Indian town Jaigon. Surveillance is ongoing and public were made aware of the rabies outbreak. Read More

FMD outbreak in Bongo, Chukha

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/08/2017 1:10 AM   (0)Comments

FMD outbreak was reported at Bangteygang village (Chungkha) under Bongo geog, Chukha Dzongkhag on 4 September 2017. So far, the disease has affected only one herd. Control measures including public awareness, movement control of live animal and animals products, ring vaccination and surveillance are being conducted by the Dzongkhag Livestock sectors and RLDC, Tsimasham. Read More

Rabies outbreak in Panbang

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Sep/08/2017 1:05 AM   (0)Comments

Rabies outbreak in dog was confirmed on 3 September 2017 at Marangdud and Tungudempa villages under Panbang Dungkhag, Ngangla geog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag. A rabid dog (stray) have bitten 3 children and 9 cattle on 3 Sep. The dog was killed by the people and the brain tissue sample tested positive to rabies virus. The exposed children were given RIGS and are undergoing rabies postexposure treatment at Panbang BHU. Rapid Response Team comprising of both animal and health officials had been activated and are conducting outbreak containment measures including public education, emergency mass dog vaccination and surveillance. Although the source is unknown, it is likely due to transboundary movement of rabid dog... Read More

Foot and mouth disease outbreak at Paro

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Jul/19/2017 1:21 AM   (0)Comments

Foot and mouth disease outbreak in cattle is ongoing at Paro. As of 17 July 2017, 266 cattle were affected with the disease including 12 deaths (10 calves and 2 adult cow) in five geog (Tsento, Lamgong, Dopshari, Hungrel and Wangchang). Control measures have been implemented through activation of Rapid Response Team as per National FMD Prevention and Control Plan 2017. Read More

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