19:41 / 16.07.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Anthrax detected in cattle in Sisak-Moslavina County



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After around a hundred free-grazing cows in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park have been found to have died of anthrax, a mild form of this disease has also been detected in six persons.

According to the latest, unofficial information, at least 107 cows have died, and a mild form of the infection has also been detected in six persons, including two children. They have been provided with medical assistance at the Sisak General Hospital, but experts say there is no need for hospitalisation.

"The Institute of Public Health has taken samples from all the sick patients. This morning we received confirmation of the presence of anthrax in one cow after an analysis carried out by the Croatian Veterinary Institute. I can say now that the case is under complete control and there is no need for panic. The Ministry of Agriculture will continue to undertake all necessary measures related to the trade of livestock and animal products," said Inoslav Brkić, director of the Institute for Public Health in Sisak-Moslavina County.

Given that these are free-grazing cattle, the number of dead cows is most likely not final.

The Ministry of Agriculture and the State Inspectorate are coordinating the necessary activities and measures in the pastures near Osekovo, about 70 km southeast of Zagreb, to prevent the spread of the infection, the Ministry said in a press release.

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