Anthrax — Namibia
In late September 2017, Bwabwata National Park [BNP] in Namibia experienced a sudden die-off of hippopotamuses and Cape buffalo. A multiorganizational response was initiated, involving several ministries within Namibia and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. Rapid interventions resulted in zero human or livestock cases associated with this epizootic.
On 25 Sep 2017, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) learned of 2 hippopotamus