Sierra Leonean authorities have banned the movement of cattle from Liberia, as well as the import of meat from the neighbouring country.
The decision followed the mysterious death of 36 cows in a border area.
The Liberian government in a separate statement informed of an investigation into the causes of the death of cattle in early July in a field in Kelima Bendu, on the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone
Monrovia however did not say when the results of the investigation will be known.
In the meantime, the movement of cattle, goats and sheep along the border with Liberia as well as the import of meat products from Liberia remained banned.
Similarly, livestock markets in the border area are temporarily closed and surveillance in slaughterhouses is enhanced.
Recall in May 2022, an anthrax epidemic broke out in Sierra Leone, killing more than 200 animals.