Over 22 people admitted, feared to have contracted anthrax


Over 22 people admitted, feared to have contracted anthrax

By Jathan Kamau

More than 22 people from Tegat Village in Molo were admitted at the Nyayo hospital in Elburgon, with residents fearing they may have contracted anthrax after consuming milk from a sick cow.

According to Emily Sang, the Nyumba Kumi chairperson of the area, the 22 include the owner of the cow, his wife and two children.

Elburgon assistant commissioner Naftali Korir says 18 people have been treated and discharged.

Korir has further cautioned residents against eating or drinking un-inspected meat or milk.

A veterinary officer is reported to have confirmed that the meat was found to have anthrax and advised all those who had consumed to seek treatment immediately.

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