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Anthrax infects Orissa villagers, 18 confirmed ill
Bhubaneswar, Jun 9 (IANS):
Published on 9 Jun. 2010 11:15 PM IST
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The total number of anthrax cases in humans in Orissa’s Koraput district since last month has risen to 18 with health officials Wednesday confirming five more victims in the region.
“The latest infections have been detected in Semiliguda block,” additional district medical officer Nabaghana Chaudhuri told IANS over phone.
The disease has attacked three people of Biliguda village and one each at Parajakhandi and Bariguda villages. All of them developed the illness June 2, he said. Last month, at least 13 people of two villages under neighbouring Dasmantpur block were treated after they were found having the infection. “All these people got the anthrax virus after eating rotten meat,” he said.

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