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A new case of anthrax was recorded in Georgia

2011-10-17 15:43

A new case of anthrax was recorded in Georgia. 23317.jpegAfter a pause, in Sakartvelo there were detected new cases of anthrax infection. As reported by the GHN, this time this terrible disease was detected in a 45-year-old man from Kakheti region. According to local doctors, he was transferred to the infectious diseases hospital in Tbilisi. New patient is a butcher. Under assumptions of the doctors, he was infected with anthrax when he was cutting the meat. According to experts, at this stage the patient's state is regarded as stable.

Recall, in late August last year, representatives of the opposition "Free Georgia" warned about the dangers of proliferation of anthrax in Dedoplistskaroysky region of the country. The opposition then asked to immediately withdraw ​​meat of infected cattle from sale in the region.

In Dedoplistskaro, a 39-year-old man was infected with anthrax by handling the carcass of the animal. The fact that he was infected became known later, before that the meat has had time to get into the trading network", the head of the regional organization "Free Georgia" Tamila Gurashvili explained in an interview.

"We need urgently to ascertain where the meat has got. It is a serious threat to people's health. Specialist of veterinary services Eter Yakobidze said that he had heard nothing about this fact. The population is frightened and not protected", said Gurashvili.

Local law enforcement agencies urgently need to open an investigation into the matter, she added.

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