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Anthrax Case Confirmed in Kerala

by Medindia Content Team on July 22, 2006 at 5:10 PM
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Anthrax Case Confirmed in Kerala

With the death of two cows due to anthrax being confirmed from Koothattukulam in Ernakulam district, the Kerala government has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Tests conducted on the samples collected from of the carcasses of one the cows which died a few days back had confirmed that the cause of the death was Anthrax, sources in the Animal Husbandary department said.

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The tests were conducted at the Avian Diseases Diagnostic Regional Laboratory at Thiruvalla.

A special team of veterinary doctors was monitoring the vaccination programme in the area to prevent the spread of the disease to other places, Director of Animal Husbandary department, Dr Vijayakumar, told PTI.

Stating that there was no need to panic, official sources said the situation was well under control. The Animal Husbandry department was fully equipped with adequate vaccines and medicines to contain the spread of the disease, the sources said.

Source:PTI News
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