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    255 sheep culled to curb anthrax in Northeast China city
    2018-08-09 Editor : Mo Hong'e

    (ECNS) - A total of 255 sheep have been slaughtered following a suspected outbreak of anthrax in Jiamusi City, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.

    According to the Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center of Huanan County in Jiamusi, newly purchased sheep from the province’s Qitaihe City died from suspected anthrax at a local breeding site.

    Huanan authorities promptly launched an emergency response plan, implementing a series of measures to disinfect the area and prevent the spread of the deadly disease...

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    14 anthrax cases reported in northeast China

    Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-11 00:16:14|Editor: huaxia

    HARBIN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Fourteen cutaneous anthrax cases have been confirmed in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said Friday.

    One of the 14 patients has been cured and discharged from hospital, the information office of the provincial government told a press briefing.

    The epidemic is under control and the patients have been under effective treatment, it said.

    Local authorities are examining the pathogens. A total of 818 sheep in the affected and high-risk areas in Huanan and Yilan counties have been culled.


    Heilongjiang anthrax epidemic under control

    By Zhou Huiying | | Updated: 2018-08-10 21:11

    An anthrax epidemic in Heilongjiang province, which has infected 14 people, is under control, and all patients are in stable condition, according to a release from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Heilongjiang on Friday.

    As of Thursday evening, 13 of the 14 patients were receiving hospital treatment in the provincial capital of Harbin and the cities of Jiamusi and Jixi. The other patient has been discharged from the hospital after recovery, according to the commission.
    According to an expert with the commission, the anthrax outbreak in the province is limited to cutaneous anthrax, which has a low death rate. Immediate treatment is often effective.
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