Livestock production: What are the symptoms of anthrax?

Question: What causes anthrax and what are the symptoms? One of the earliest references to anthrax is most likely in the Christian Bible where it is written that the Egyptians were punished with this plague for not releasing the Israelites from slavery. Attempts to eradicate the disease have proven unsuccessful.…

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Pigs culled in Zambia due to African swine fever

At least 1 000 pigs have died from African swine fever (ASF) in Zambia’s Luapula Province, provincial veterinary officer dr. Muswala Mofya confirmed. In another development, Western Province has recorded 49 cases of human anthrax, with 1 fatality, suspected to have been transmitted through contaminated meat. Mofya told www.africanfarming.com that…

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Livestock minister warns against ‘deadly anthrax’

“Anthrax is deadly.” A dire warning from Zambian Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Michael Katambo to communities in the anthrax hit Western Province. The minister was in the Kalabo district on behalf President Edgar Lungu, who wanted the outbreak to be brought under control swiftly. Three people there have died…

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Western Province ready to roll out anthrax vaccination campaign

One person has died of anthrax, and several more are receiving treatment, after eating contaminated meat in anthrax-hit Kalabo, in the Western Province. This brings to three the number of people who have died of anthrax, out of 67 reported (human) cases, since the outbreak of the disease in November.…

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