13 With Suspected Anthrax Infection Hospitalised In Andhra Pradesh

Dr Arjuna, superintendent of the King George Hospital, told PTI that 13 people were presently undergoing treatment for suspected cutaneous anthrax disease.

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13 With Suspected Anthrax Infection Hospitalised In Andhra Pradesh

Of the 13, six were admitted with cutaneous anthrax a week ago, seven on Tuesday (Representational)


Visakhapatnam:  Seven persons with symptoms of suspected anthrax disease have been admitted to a government hospital in Visakhapatnam, a hospital official said today.

"It is believed that the victims belonging to a village, near here, contracted the infection after reportedly eating the meat of a dead cow, a few days ago," said a hospital official.

Dr Arjuna, superintendent of the King George Hospital, told PTI that 13 people were presently undergoing treatment for suspected cutaneous anthrax disease.

Of the 13, six were admitted to the hospital a week ago and seven others on Tuesday, he said.

He said blood samples of the infected have been sent for lab testing. The reports are expected in two weeks, he added.

"There is no cause for alarm as all the victims have lesions on their skin, and cutaneous anthrax can be cured with drugs," he said.


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