Anthrax outbreak in Ukraine's Odesa region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five people infected, their lives beyond danger
17:57, 2 October 2018


A spell of anthrax is observed in a village in Saratsky district, Odesa region, southern Ukraine. The local police reported this on Tuesday.

According to preliminary data, the source of the disease is a domestic cow, who was slaughtered for meat. Five people who skinned her suffered the symptoms and were taken to hospitals; they are under the supervision of doctors. Their lives are beyond danger.

The local government ruled to conduct anti-epidemic measures due to the emergency situation across the entire village. The village is surrounded with six quarantine posts, with the police, National Guard and State Emergency Service workers staying there. They prevent the local villagers from any attempts to bring the cattle and cattle products in or out of the village.

Recently, a three-year-old boy died due to measles in Lviv regional infectious hospital. Epidemiologist Natalia Tymko claimed this as ZAXID.NET reported. The boy lived in Zhovkivsky district, Lviv region and was hospitalized two weeks ago. The disease caused the complication in the form of the inflammation in the brain (encephalitis). The doctors could not save the child.

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