3 people were diagnosed and treated for Anthrax in Mashonaland East’s Bosha Clinic in Chikwaka after they had consumed the meat of a dead cattle the Herald reports.
DVS chief director, Dr Josphat Nyika revealed the incident and said they couldn’t find a carcass for sample collection because people consumed all the meat:
Suspicion of anthrax was consolidated by human contacts. There were three patients who were diagnosed of anthrax after they had consumed the meat of dead cattle. They were admitted and treated at Bosha Clinic.
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Meanwhile, the government has received 800 000 doses of anthrax vaccines from Botswana and vaccinations are currently underway according to Dr Nyika.
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