The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has dismissed as false, social media reports on purported outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in cattle from the northern part of the country.
The Centre’s Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu in a statement in Abuja said Nigerians should disregard the fake report as it was false.
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Ihekweazu assured Nigerians that there were no recorded cases of bovine tuberculosis in the country nor were there concerns on it at the moment.
He again advised Nigerians to ensure that meat and other food to be consumed were well cooked and safely handled to avoid the spread of foodborne illnesses.
The Centre’s boss added that Nigerians should visit the centers website or its Twitter and Facebook pages, for accurate information on disease outbreaks in the country.
The fake report was being circulated claiming that the Director General of World Health Organisation had alerted on bovine tuberculosis in cattle from the North and advised Nigerians to stop eating beef.