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    Anthrax outbreak hits Marondera
    January 12, 2020 in Local, News

    a suspected anthrax outbreak has hit the Chimbwanda area in Marondera West killing several cattle, while close to 10 people are currently under treatment after consuming meat from the carcasses.

    When The Standard visited the area last week, three beasts from the Mushore family were being burnt before they were buried in a bid to avert the spread of the disease.

    At the local Chimbwanda Clinic suspected anthrax patients who had developed sores were receiving treatment.

    Pauline Mushore (72) of Farm 23, narrated how the cattle died and appealed for government assistance to avoid more cattle deaths.

    “There is a crisis here and we have lost cattle like this within a short period of time. The cattle would appear as sleeping then get dizzy before dying. We are appealing to the relevant authorities to assist us and take the matter as an emergency,” she said.

    Those who ate the meat from the dead animals fell sick at least two days later...

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    Anthrax cases on the rise in Bikita
    Jan 15, 2020
    Walter Mswazie in Masvingo

    The number of cattle that have succumbed from Anthrax attack in Bikita in Masvingo province has risen to 40 from 24 last week while 33 people have also been diagnosed with the deadly disease.

    Bikita District Development Coordinator Mr Benard Hadzirambwi confirmed the new developments and said government has since availed 5000 vaccines...


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      Anthrax outbreak in Masvingo province
      by Staff Reporter
      3 hrs ago

      Masvingo has been hit by an anthrax outbreak with official figures indicating that more than 40 cattle have succumbed to the disease while at least 60 people have been affected.

      Masvingo department of veterinary services provincial officer Dr Ernest Dzimwasha confirmed the anthrax outbreak saying 46 cattle have been lost while 37 people in Bikita and 27 from Gutu have been diagnosed with the disease after consuming infected beef...


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        Anthrax: 87 hospitalised, 177 cattle die
        18 Jan, 2020 - 00:01
        Elita chikwati Senior Reporter

        EIGHTY-SEVEN people have been hospitalised after eating meat from cattle affected by anthrax.
        The disease has so far claimed about 177 beasts...

        ...In Makonde, there was an unconfirmed report of one person dying, while 64 were hospitalised, while in Masvingo Province’s Bikita District, 28 people were reportedly diagnosed with the disease at different clinics...


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          Anthrax Outbreak: 64 Hospitalised, 47 Cattle Dead in Gutu, Bikita
          19th January 2020 Zimbabwe
          By Tonderai Saharo

          Masvingo: At least 64 people have been hospitalised in Bikita and Gutu after eating anthrax contaminated meat with 47 cattle dying from the outbreak while government has also moved in to vaccinate 22 000 herd of cattle.

          The outbreak continues to cause untold suffering among communities in the affected two neighbouring districts with cattle dying in large numbers while hungry villagers have been hospitalised after eating contaminated meat.

          However, Masvingo provincial veterinary officer Dr Ernest Dzimwasha told his department was working round the clock to contain the outbreak in Gutu and Bikita district...