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Man dies due to Anthrax in Koraput; 3 critical

24/10/2021 at 11:20 AM

Koraput, Oct 24: A person has died due to Anthrax in Koraput’s Lamtaput block on Saturday. He died after showing symptoms such as fever and sudden loss of consciousness.

The deceased has been identified as Damu Krishan of Tukum village.  

According to reports, three others are under isolated treatment after infecting with Anthrax. Some locals had consumed a dead cow recently.

ON being informed, a five-member medical team has reached the village and conducted a health check-ups of the villagers. The medical team has also collected blood samples of the suspects.

Anthrax mainly affects herbivorous animals such as cattle, but can also cause severe illnesses in humans. The bacteria can spread through contact with the skin, breathing it in or ingesting it, and can attack the skin, intestines and lungs.

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