In the news: Kenya marks eradication of rinderpest

President Kibaki will today [26 November 2010] travel to Igembe South District to preside over celebrations to mark the eradication of rinderpest in Kenya. Elimination of rinderpest is a boost to the government’s policy on creation of disease free zones in line with the Millennium Development goals. Kenya’s certification as a rinderpest-free country by the World Organization for Animal Health is a success story for the livestock sector. Rinderpest, also known as cattle plague, is a fatal viral disease that affects domestic animals.

Source: Daily Nation, Friday November 26, 2010. page 34