Anthrax outbreak causes cattle sales to plummet during Eid

The worst outbreak of anthrax in Bangladesh’s history has occurred during the Islamic festival of Eid, which is usually the busiest time of year for cattle traders.

Anthrax has not been confirmed in this cow, though it looks very unwell...

Cattle traders at Gabtali cattle market, one of Dhaka’s largest, reported that sales have declined by 90 percent.

A cattle trader sleeps on the job

Although no human deaths have been reported amongst the 400 confirmed cases, the general population has naturally shied away from purchasing beef.

A government poster warns against incorrect methods of slaughtering anthrax-infected cows
Gabtali cattle market, Dhaka
He's smiling for the photo, but cattle traders are feeling despondent by low sales
Gabtali cattle market, Dhaka

Please click here for a link to my report on IRIN, the UN’s news service.

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nkem louis

haw can a vet handle an anthrax case in the filed .

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El (@drquiltpath)

cytology of the exudate for evaluation of the bacillus anthracis bacteria. culture is not recommended. Additionally, PCR can be performed.

nkem louis

is anthrax a communicable between man and animals

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Jessica Mudditt

You’ll find all the info if you click on the link to the irin report…

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