Monday, August 02, 2010

Twenty-Five (25) People Fall Ill to a Suspected Anthrax Outbreak in Orissa's Sundergarh District in India

More anthrax news since I have written previously about anthrax outbreaks in Texas deer, North Dakota beef bull and Montana bison. However in this story, the victims are people and the setting is across the vast Pacific Ocean over in India where twenty-five (25) people are ill from a suspected anthrax outbreak.

At least 25 people, including six women, and a child have fallen ill with suspected anthrax contracted from dead animals in Orissa's Sundergarh district, health official said Friday.

The people found with the infection are residents of Dukatola village and its nearby hamlets, some 500 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, chief district medical officer Bikrant Kindo told IANS.

The outbreak is believed to be caused by some villagers who ate the meat of infected animals.

Source: Yahoo India

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