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    27 Residents of Gunung Kidul Infected by Anthrax
    Translator: Antara
    Editor: Petir Garda Bhwana
    16 January 2020 05:49 WIB

    TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - Anthrax threatens Ponjong and Semanu Subdistricts in Gunung Kidul District, Yogyakarta Province after 27 residents were infected from consuming the meat of a dead cow, a local health official said on Wednesday.

    On January 4, 2020, Health workers found that 600 residents of the two subdistricts could have been affected by anthrax, and 78 of them were observed to have the clinical features of this disease, Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Unit at the Gunung Kidul Health Office Sumitro said.

    The local health authorities sent the blood samples of the victims for tests. The result showed that 27 people had tested positive to the disease, he told journalists in response to the latest anthrax cases in Gunung Kidul District.

    The infected residents had been administered antibiotic prophylaxis for 20 days, and were required to undergo another blood test at Bogor city's BBVEt facilities in West Java Province, Sumitro said...