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Byline: HOPEWELL RADEBE
Trade in Namibian meat restricted over Rift Valley fever Land and Agriculture Editor THE government yesterday placed trade restrictions on all meat from Namibia after an outbreak of Rift Valley fever.
Rift Valley fever is a viral disease of animals that is spread by mosquitoes. It induces abortion in sheep, goats and cattle, and can cause death in young animals.
Humans can be infected if they come into contact with blood and other body fluids from infected animals, or if they assist with abortions and handle infected foetuses, placentas and fluids.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries also advised hunters …