Anthrax in Rayagada : 4 Dead, 10 Hospitalised

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Kalyansinghpur: While four tribals of Jambuguda town under Kashipur block in Rayagada locale have passed on of Bacillus anthracis subsequent to expending meat within a week, 10 more tribals of the town, suffering the ailment, have been confessed to district hospital where their condition is expressed to be critical, reports said.

Talking to OTV, Parshu Majhi of Jambuguda village said some tribals of the village had consumed the meat of a dead cow about 15-20 days ago. “Two persons died within three days while two more died after another two days.”

Another villager, Arun Majhi, said he, along with some villagers, had consumed the meat of a cow which had died of some unknown disease two weeks ago.

“After a week, we fell ill. Within the next week, four villagers died in quick succession. I am also feeling uncomfortable. I have a feeling that a portion of my hand is paralysed,” he informed.