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Anthrax scare in Odisha’ Koraput district

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Koraput, Dec 4:

Deadly anthrax is spreading its wings in the backward Koraput district of Odisha with two victims already identified in Medamgandhi village of Patangi block.

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The condition of the two patients – Seru Khara, aged about 34 years and Sinderi Guruba, aged about 54 years – remain critical.

“Seru Khara has been moved to district headquarters hospital of Koraput after his condition worsened,” said a member of his family.

This bacteria borne lethal disease affects both humans and domesticated animals and classified as an acute disease given its potential for spreading rapidly in a short time.

ADMO Arun Kumar Padhi made a visit to the village with his medical team to create an awareness program to contain the disease. “We are keeping a close vigil on the disease” Padhi told OST.