Free State Agri has warned farmers in the province of a possible Rift Valley Fever outbreak following recent heavy rains, this viral disease most commonly affects cattle, sheep, and goats and is spread by mosquitos following rainfall and flooding. The virus can also infect humans through contact with blood, body fluids, the tissue of infected animals, or mosquito bites. Spokesperson, Coenie Fourie, says farmers must keep an eye on the health of their animals during this period. Meanwhile, here at home, Dr. Milton Maseke, a Veterinarian at Namibia’s meat processing and marketing company Meatco said that between 2009 and 2010 there was an outbreak in South Africa which eventually spread to Namibia, and over 2000 animals were lost.