Sirajganj, Bangladesh: Exposure to Anthrax

Posted on June 26, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

SIRAJGANJ, Jun 23: Twenty six more Anthrax infected people have been identified at Panchil and Ultadab village under Shahzadpur upazila in Sirajganj district in the last six days. District Sanitary Inspector Ram Chandra Shaha Milonconfirmed this to this correspondent yesterday. With the new ones, the number of total infected has risen to 67 in the district. Sources said, they were infected after taking meat of a sick bullock and a sick goat, which were carrying the germ of Anthrax disease. The bullock was slaughtered by one Abdul Mannan Byapari at Panchil Baza on June 2 and the goat was slaughtered by Abdul Baten at Ultadab village on June 6. Read article

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