Almost 2000 Camels Dead in Saudi Arabia

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Last week we reported that hundreds of camels in Saudi Arabia had died from a mysterious disease.

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Now it is being revealed by the Saudi Arabian Agriculture Minister that over 1700 more camels have died from the same mysterious illness.

A total of 1,982 camels have perished.

The Saudi Arabian government has been on the lookout for foot-and-mouth disease, known as hoof-and-mouth disease in the region.

“Veterinary experts say the symptoms indicate cases of poisoning and not an infectious disease, and this accords with what camel owners have said about animal feed they bought,” Agriculture Minister Fahd Bilghoneim told a news conference.

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