Anthrax outbreak in Armenia

55 cases of anthrax symptoms have been registered in Armenia. 10 of them have already been confirmed, News Armenia reports.

21 people with anthrax symptoms were hospitalized in the Gegarkunik Region of Armenia in October. A local of Ushi in the Aragots Region hospitalized with anthrax in early November. Animals with anthrax were registered in the Tavush and Armavir Regions.

Anthrax is an infectious disease, usually seen on skin and rarely on inner organs. People usually get infected by butchering animals, through water, soil, fur. No cases of the disease spreading from one person to another have been registered. Its spores may stay in the soil for up to 100 years.

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