Saturday, February 15, 2020
Scientists fear coronavirus spread in countries least able to contain it.Concerns are rising about the virus’s potential to circulate undetected in Africa and Asia.Infections of the new coronavirus have now been detected in 24 countries outside China. But researchers warn that cases might be going undetected in some nations that are considered at high risk of an outbreak but are reporting fewer cases than expected, or none at all. The possibility of unreported cases is particularly concerning in countries with weaker health-care systems, such as those in southeast Asia and Africa, which could quickly be overwhelmed by a local outbreak, experts say. Although no cases have yet been reported in Africa, some countries there, such as Nigeria, are at particular risk because of their strong business ties to China. Researchers have been using flight data to create models of the virus’s possible spread around the world. On 11 February, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses officially named the virus SARS-CoV-2, highlighting its similarity to the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
A father who wrongly believed he had the coronavirus threw stones at his family to keep them away from him and then hanged himself so they wouldn't catch the deadly virus in India
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Scientists Say Bats Could Be Linked To Coronavirus As Videos Of Bat Soup Appear Online.Scientists in China have suggested the coronavirus could have originated from fruit bats, while videos of people tucking into bat soup have been shared online. A statement published in the South China Morning Post: "The Wuhan coronavirus' natural host could be bats... but between bats and humans there may be an unknown intermediate."The report comes as videos have gone viral showing people tucking into bat soup - considered a delicacy in parts of China. Clips shared online show a bat floating inside a bowl of broth, while another shows a woman eating a bat with a pair of chopsticks. Scientists are still unclear on how the virus has spread, but the report found it has a 'strong binding affinity' to a human protein called ACE2. Scientists say this binding protein has a 'high resemblance to that of SARS'.more
Friday, December 6, 2019
The Lagos State Government is poised to improve the red meat value by implementing a 3-pronged strategy called A.T.M. This refers to specific interventions in various sectors of the value chain to ensure only wholesome beef is sold to the populace
The Lagos Govt Inaugurates Reform To End Sales Of Unwholesome Red Meat With A.T.M Strategy, which is a three-pronged approach to sanitize the red meat value chain. The purpose is to ensure that only wholesome beef is available to the populace. Prince Gbolahan Lawal, State Commissioner for Agriculture, said at the occasion that the state government was committed to sanitising the value chain. Lawal, flagging off the pilot scheme of the reform at Ita Faji Market in Lagos Island, noted that it would be done by embarking on three-pronged approach with the acronym A.T.M: Abattoir, Transportation and Market. The Honorable commissioner also stated that the reform would not only ensure the consumption of wholesome meat by the people, but it would also facilitate export of red meat to other countries. ( The Hon. Commissioner speaking about the reforms ) The commissioner said that the reasons some African countries like Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia and Kenya could export meats to Europe, Saudi Arabia and other developed countries is solely because of the reforms they have been able to carry out in their red meat value chains which enable their red meat to meet the international standard. The pilot scheme of the A.T.M reform kicked off on the 5/12/19 at Ita Faji market and it will last one month, the commissioner also stated that the reform would be piloted in four local governments including: Lagos Island, Ita Faji Market; Ikorodu, Igando and Badagry axis and that the reform would go live across the 20 local government areas and 37 LCDA on Jan. 5, 2020. The A.T.M approach refers to reforms in Abattoirs, Transportation and Marketing of beef in the state. The reforms in the Abattoirs makes it mandatory that all animals are to be slaughtered in registered abattoirs and are to be issued certificate of health and wholesomeness after inspection by veterinary doctors. The abattoirs in the state are given codes for tractability such that the codes tallies with the certificate and meat receipts.The meat receipt is issued to meat vendors that purchase already certified carcasses, and the number on the receipt matches that on the certificate of health and wholesomeness . ( Dr Ojuri, explaining the A.T.M) Transportation: in Lagos it is only Eko refrigerated meat vans that must move beef. The vans have codes that matches the abattoir where the beef is processed and a number indicating its designated markets. The carcasses are transported to the markets in cool conditions under hygienic conditions. Market: In our markets now, only carcasses with certificates and receipts are allowed into the market. The certificate and receipt are the new pass for dispatch of beef in Lagos markets. The meat processed in hygienic conditions and transported in cool conditions are received in markets by well kitted butchers with clean overall,caps,gloves and safety foot wear. The beef is displayed in clean covered butchering tables that prevents unnecessary handling of beef by prospective buyers and also keeps flies and dust away from the beef.The butchering tables adopted in the markets are those made with Teflon cutting tops,to prevent splitting wood with meat when cutting it. The A.T.M strategy is to ensure only wholesome beef is available to the populace from abattoir to the market. Read also:
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Lagos State Government is poised to improve the red meat value by implementing a 3-pronged strategy called A.T.M. This refers to specific interventions in various sectors of the value chain to ensure only wholesome beef is sold to the populace. The A=abattoir, where its mandatory to get a certificate of fitness and wholesomeness accompanied with a meat receipt for every carcass. The registered abattoirs are graded into 3 categories:the A,B and C. The A grade is the fully mechanized line, the B is the semi mechanized line while the C is the conventional floor slaughtering. The T= transportation: only refrigerated Eko meat vans are authorized to move carcasses to markets. This is ensure that carcasses get to markets in hygienic conditions. The M= market, where beef is sold in clean hygienic markets with properly kitted butchers. The aim of the project is to 1)Promote the red meat value chain by providing wholesome and hygienically processed beef for the populace. 2)To boost beef processing to international standards to facilitate export opportunities and foreign investment into the value chain. The purpose is to ensure food safety and improve the health of the populace by ensuring only certified animals are slaughtered to make wholesome beef available in our markets. Lagos set to sanitize the red meat value chain.(Lagos meat reform) The implementation of the strategies will be grouped as immediate, intermediate and long term. Lagos wants to redefine the red meat value chain by standardizing its slaughtering, processing and marketing to ensure wholesome beef is available and that products are traceable.Linking of approved slaughter houses and abattoirs to the markets being supplied through the Eko refrigerated meat vans. Implementation: 1) Abattoirs supplying various markets are identified and classified using the meat vans. 2) Butchers in such abattoirs are identified, linked to the market they supply using a color tag/code(meat receipt). 3)Butchers are issued veterinary meat hygiene certificate for health and wholesomeness after inspection of carcass by veterinary officers. 4) Butchers are given certificates with meat receipts for their respective vendors. 5) The butchers / vendors with certificates and receipt load products into coded Eko refrigerated meat vans en route to specified markets.
Friday, October 25, 2019
ECHBEE FOODS; Agribusiness. Echbee foods, a subsidiary of Echbee vet ventures dealers of hygienically packaged beef, mutton,lamb,,eggs and farm fresh vegetables. The vegetables are fresh and clean ,look The animals are carefully selected and slaughtered in an hygienic environment to ensure food. https://veterinarymedicineechbeebolanle-ojuri.blogspot.com/p/twitter-body-background-color-ffffff.html
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