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Vaccination programme to stop spread of disease in cattle – jj

Vaccination programme to stop spread of disease in cattle


1. Pan of the cattle shed waterlogged due to the monsoon rains
2. Vet ambulance arriving
3. SPCA and Animal Husbandry department personnel getting out of the van
4. Various medical apparatus being prepared
5. Various shots of staff walking through water
6. Various of cattle
7. Various of vet team vaccinating cattle
8. Various of tumour on cow and vets examining it
6. SOUNDBITE: (Hindi) Dr.Gaikwad, Dr commissioner, Animal Husbandry Department, Maharashtra:
“As soon as the rains lessened we carried out the vaccination of the cattle,and so there is no question of outbreak of diseases.”
7. Cutaway cattle being washed
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. J.C. Khanna, Secretary, SPCA Mumbai:
“They are not likely to get affected also, because they have been protected against various infectious and contagious diseases. However we will take the major to prevent outbreak of the foot and mouth disease, which is deadly disease for animals as well as for humans. In due course of time we would carry out that also.”
9. Various shots of the cattle in the shed


Two weeks after record monsoon rains killed more 1,000 people in and around Bombay, authorities in India continued vaccinating animals to prevent an outbreak of contagious and infectious diseases.

Since it began on August 5, nearly 4,000 animals has been vaccinated in a joint program run by the government and the Bombay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

On Friday, hospitals in Bombay were jammed with more than 2,000 patients seeking treatment for waterborne diseases that have killed at least 66 people in the city hit by severe flooding, an official said.

As many as 20 people died on Thursday, taking the death toll in the past five days from leptospirosis, diarrhea and typhoid fever to 66, according to the health minister of Maharashtra state, Vimal Mundada.

Most deaths from waterborne diseases occurred because of leptospirosis, a life-threatening bacterial infection.

Outbreaks are usually caused by exposure to water, food or soil contaminated with the urine of infected animals, such as cattle or rodents.

Other deaths were caused by malaria and typhoid.

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