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Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa

  • 16 Oct 09:26

Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa. The outbreak initially started on 29 September and was confirmed on 3 October after abacteriological examination was carried out at theOdessa Regional State Laboratory of State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, after which an immediate notification was sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 5 October. One head of cattle was found infected by the bacillus anthracis strain and was killed and disposed of. The OIE reports that several measures have been applied to prevent. Read more...