Robert Mugabe, the chairperson Kitagwenda district, who rushed to the area ordered the parish chiefs and extension workers to write reports that will be sent to the ministry of disaster and preparedness for assistance.
The farmers are spraying their animals with high concentrations of chemical mixtures that include pests and insecticides, acaricides and other weed-killers to invent own toxic concoctions that can suppress the ticks.
Twesigwomwe says that 8 cases have been registered in Bubaare six in Hamurwa five in Ruhija and four in Muko among others. He says that cattle were showing symptoms among others like; swollen lymph nodules, loss of appetite, depression, anorexia, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and excess salivation. He says that samples from the affected animals tested positive to the disease.