Sunday, January 9, 2011

Anthrax prevalence in Koraput District of India

VIA ProMED 2 January 2011

Anthrax disease in the region is increasing, with 45 deaths of 439 cases recorded in the past nine years. The Orissa Diary has placed responsibility for the increased disease prevalence with the District Health Administration and Animal Resources Department, and also cites lack of awareness among tribal groups as a contributing factor. An anthrax patient was first identified in Sarapalli in 1992, and since then, cases have been recorded in Narayanpatna, Laxmipur, Dasmantpur, Baipariguda, Lamtaput, Semeliguda, Potangi, and Nandapur. 


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