Report from the Ghana Health Service indicates that an outbreak of anthrax in the Binduri District of the Upper East Region has claimed one life and 11 others infected.
According to a press release issued by the Upper East Regional Health Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi on Friday, June 2, the affected persons consumed meat from a dead cattle infected with anthrax.
“On June 1, 2023, the Regional Health Directorate received notification of two (2) suspected cases of anthrax with one death in Binduri District following the consumption of a dead cattle.
“In all, four cattle have died in the affected community. So far eleven (11) suspected cases have been identified, and contact tracing efforts are underway in the affected community,” the release added.
Meanwhile, a warning has been issued to all districts, particularly those bordering Binduri, to remain vigilant and prioritize surveillance activities for anthrax in healthcare facilities and communities.
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