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Cattle Plague in Palestine is Under Control

September 17, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Few new cases of cattle plague in the country have been reported of late, it is stated here. This is mainly due to the excellent arrangements carried out by the Department of Agriculture.

The inocculation of all animals in the affected areas was completed within a few days, thus eliminating the chance of the plague spreading. The serum for the inocculation was imported from Egypt, whence it arrived in record time, and fresh quantities are expected daily. To meet the heavy expenditure connected with the inocculation, an emergency fund was granted by the Government to the Department of Agriculture, apart from its regular budget. Besides the inocculation, other steps were taken by the authorities to control the movement of cattle, and it is also stated that the combined efforts of the various departments, including those of the police force, have succeeded in suppressing and localizing the plague so far.

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