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Cattle Disease Wreaks Havoc for Bangladesh Farmers

“PATUAKHALI : More than 200 buffaloes and cows died over the last several days, as a cattle disease, locally called Tarka, broke out in different areas of Charmontaj union under Galachipa upazila of Patuakhali district.

Kalam Dakua, a resident of Char Bestin under Charmontaj union, said, ‘More than 200 buffaloes and cows died in the union and more than 500 others were infected with the disease.’

‘We brought it to the notice of the doctor posted at the Galachipa Livestock Department office, but they did not visit the areas till Saturday,’ alleged Kalam.

The worst-affected areas are Char Bestin, Majher Char, Char Mandol and Char Rustam of the union.

Every day the disease is spreading to different other areas in the union, sources said.

Describing the symptoms of the disease, Zakir Hawlader of Char Bestin said, ‘When one animal fell ill with the disease, at first it could not walk, the temperature ran high and in five to six hours it died.'”  Read more.

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