Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

An outbreak of anthrax is suspected at Padeiguda village in Koraput district. As per the information by the Chief District Medical Officer’s (CDMO) office, as many as two persons have been affected by anthrax in the village.

Samples of as many as six persons were sent for testing and two among those samples were found positive.

The CDMO has directed the affected persons to remain in isolation to check the further spread of the disease.

Incidentally, Koraput is the epicentre of anthrax in the State and the disease is usually found at the beginning of the rainy season.

Lamataput, Nandapur, Semiliguda, Dasmantpur, Laxmipur, Narayanpatana and Bandhugam blocks report anthrax cases every year.

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