• Short Summary

    A LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMME OF VACCINATION OF CATTLE IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN GAMBIA, IN AN EFFORT TO STAMP OUT RINDERPEST, A FATAL CATTLE PLAGUE WHICH, IN THE PAST, HAS KILLED OFF MILLIONS OF CATTLE IN WEST AFRICA.

  • Description

    A LARGE-SCALE PROGRAMME OF VACCINATION OF CATTLE IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN GAMBIA, IN AN EFFORT TO STAMP OUT RINDERPEST, A FATAL CATTLE PLAGUE WHICH, IN THE PAST, HAS KILLED OFF MILLIONS OF CATTLE IN WEST AFRICA.

    AT THE START OF THIS, THE THIRD STAGE OF THE ANTI-RINDERPEST CAMPAIGN IN GAMBIA, THE FIRST VACCINATION WAS GIVEN BY THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR DAWDA JAWARA, HIMSELF A VETERINARY SURGEON.

    OPENING THE CAMPAIGN, THE PRIME MINISTER URGED ALL GAMBIAN CATTLE OWNERS TO CO-OPERATE IN THE DRIVE TO ERADICATE THE DISEASE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AND THE WHOLE OF WEST AFRICA. ONLY WHEN RINDERPEST IS FINALLY CONTROLLED ??LL WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES BE ABLE TO EXPORT CATTLE AND CATTLE CARCASSES TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    GAMBIA, WITH A CATTLE POPULATION OF 232,000 - NEARLY AS MANY CATTLE AS PEOPLE - HAS ALREADY CARRIED OUT FIRST-STAGE VACCINATIONS ON OVER 200,000 ANIMALS.

    INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANISATIONS HAVE HELPED GAMBIA BY PROVIDING VACCINE AND FINANCE FOR THE IMMUNISATION DRIVE. THREE TEAMS ARE AT PRESENT CARRYING OUT THE PROGRAMME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK6LY6ILNV2I0QJGY2M0M0QHP
    Media URN:
    VLVACK6LY6ILNV2I0QJGY2M0M0QHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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