Mums-to-be warned of sheep dangers

By Naumaan Farooq | 15/03/2011 0 comments

Mums-to-be warned of sheep dangers

 

MUMS-TO-BE have been warned of the health dangers posed by sheep during the lambing season.

Rotherham Borough Council’s Food, Health and Safety and Animal Health teams are urging pregnant women to protect themselves against the infections that can occur in some ewes.

Expectant mums are being advised not the help with lambing or milking ewes, to avoid contact with new-born or aborted lambs and avoid andling clothing, boots or any materials that may have come into contact with lambs.

They are also being told to seek medical advice if they suffer from fever or flu-like symptoms.

Local visitor attractions that include animals are being contacted to remind them of their responsibilities in warning visitors to keep away from sheep.

For further information contact the council on 01709 823161 or 823164.

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