Bovine Brucellosis is a disease destroying the Livestock industry which can also be transmitted to Humans

Media Release by the National Animal Health Forum (NAHF)


Brucellosis is spreading unabated in a number of  South African Provinces.  The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) together with industry’s National Animal Health Forum are combining efforts in an action to control and eventually eradicate Brucellosis from South Africa. This will necessarily mean that all parties i.e. Farmers, Livestock production organisations, DAFF and the South African Veterinary Association through RuVASA practitioners will all have to be committed to this cause if progress is to be made over the next few years to bring Brucellosis under control.

The NAHF in conjunction with DAFF will be issuing press releases over the next few months to increase awareness of this disease among all stakeholders. We urge all media to become involved in our combined efforts to keep all parties well informed. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with the media and ask that you submit any queries to Marzanne Polydorou (

Yours sincerely

Dr Pieter Vervoort (BVSc)

Chairman NAHF

Brucellosis control initiative of the National Animal Health Forum

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