Embu: Police arrest nurse over cow with anthrax


Embu: Police arrest nurse over cow with anthrax
A cow infected with anthrax

A nurse in Embu County was arrested after allegedly inspecting a cow and sanctioning it for consumption yet it had anthrax disease.

She is currently being held at Itabua Police Station

The incident is said to have occurred in Rukia village and led to three people being hospitalized at Embu Level Five Hospital.

Embu County Public Health Officer Rosaline Kaugi said the nurse is trained to treat people and works in one of the health facilities but had been engaged by residents to act as a veterinary officer.

Kaugi said the nurse will be arraigned in court on Monday after investigations are concluded.

She further warned the residents against slaughtering and disposing animals suspected to have anthrax.

 

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