Nigeria: Anthrax - Kaduna Procures 150,000 Doses of Vaccines

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Kaduna State Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Manzo Maigari has said that there is no case of anthrax in the state,saying 150,000 doses of vaccines have been procured as a preventive measure.
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