Shock as traditional post mortem video shows ‘liver flukes’ killed dozens of cattle in Upper Nile

indian pic 2Photo/UNMISS: An Indian peacekeeper helping a dying cattle due to unknown disease in Upper Nile State, Republic of South Sudan

The Liver Flukes: Clonorchis sinensisOpisthorchis spp.

A traditional post mortem leaves residents of Upper Nile State in shock. The citizens from Nasir and Ulang county have lost dozens of cattle in the recent months to unknown disease which now shows it could be liver flukes.

According to water pathogen organization, a significant feature of the epidemiology of these parasites is their wide definitive host range, which includes not only domestic animals but also sylvatic mammals such as rodents and carnivores. The adult flukes can survive for up to ten years in the host, producing around 200 eggs per day. This results in considerable contamination of the environment. Water becomes contaminated with fluke eggs from indiscriminate deposition of infected human and animal excreta, which, if ingested by appropriate snail hosts, are the source of the infective metacercariae found in fish. While those fecal egg sources associated with household fish ponds can be addressed by sanitation approaches, the common infection of wild fish from the sylvatic cycle of liver flukes is not amenable to sanitation interventions.

This disease can be transmitted to humans through raw meat consumption, less thoroughly cooked meat and animal milk

According to sources who spoke to Ramciel Broadcasting, the diseases have stay for a while and it was at that juncture that the residents decided to find out why and the best was the traditional way.

South Sudan is a country with a countable health services which are rarely distributed countrywide.

Veterinary services are even almost nonexistence and rescuing of cattle from such diseases is not mentionable except they die slowly or at least given traditional therapy or healing which in this case(time of modernity) its use has ceased.

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