Anthrax — Kazakhstan
An anthrax outbreak is reported in Shymkent. 2 brothers were taken to the hospital in a serious condition. Both have cutaneous form of anthrax, Astana TV channel reported. The men were taking care of cattle at their farm.
Epidemiologists tested the cattle and the test results for anthrax were negative.
More than 20 people contacted the men. They all remain under medical observation.
“We assume some of kind of slaughter is the source of infection. Anthrax is transmitted from animals,