Herders counting losses as mysterious disease kills over 500 camels in Marsabit

A herder waters his camels in Marsabit on January 25, 2016. Herders in the county are counting loses following an outbreak of a mysterious disease that has so far killed over 500 camels. PHOTO | KEN BETT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • He said a team of vets was already on the ground supplying vaccines donated by the county government to the pastoralists.
  • Marsabit County Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries executive James Aboran Dokhe said he was aware of the outbreak of the disease.
  • Dr Dokhe said his department had responded to the emergency and had dispatched a team of experts to identify the mysterious disease.

Herders in Marsabit County are counting loses following an outbreak of a mysterious disease that is killing camels.

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