KIGALI, (Xinhua) --
Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal
Resources on Monday said it had decided to lift a ban of cattle
movements imposed last month following the outbreak of Rift
Valley Fever in four districts of Eastern Province.
The outbreak that
was first detected on May 18 in Ngoma, Kirehe, Rwamagana and
Kayonza districts, claimed the lives of 99 cows, according to
Following a massive
vaccination campaign to stop the spread of the disease, no new
cases have been reported since July 14, the ministry said in a
The spread of the
disease has been contained and the threat posed by the disease
was minimized, it said.
Rift Valley Fever is
a viral disease of cattle and sheep which is spread to livestock
through the bite of infected mosquitoes during years of heavy
rainfall, according to the ministry.