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    Laos reports three cases of anthrax

    08/03/2024 11:21

    Authorities in Laos' Champassak province have reported three cases of anthrax who contracted the deadly disease after consuming meat from livestock that died suddenly.

    All three patients were hospitalized, said the agriculture and forestry office in Sukhuma district, where the cases were discovered.

    Anthrax is an infectious zoonotic disease. People can contract anthrax if they come into contact with unvaccinated animals or if they handle and eat meat from animals that have died suddenly.

    People infected with this disease may have small blisters or bumps that may itch. Symptoms of a gastrointestinal infection include headache, stomach upset, diarrhea and shortness of breath.

    Faced with the situation, to control the transmission of charcoal, the Soukhouma agriculture and forestry office banned the trade and transport of animals in the commune, slaughterhouses, as well as the consumption of dead animals for unknown causes. He also asked residents to monitor their animals and report to authorities to take intervention measures if symptoms are suspected.

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Villagers in Sukhum district contracted black fever from cattle-buffaloes

    Sayaya
    2024.03.07

    On March 2, 2024, 3 villagers in Uthumpon village, Sukhma district, Champasak province were infected with black fever from eating dead beef. The cause is unknown. One person is in serious condition and is currently in the emergency room at Champasak Hospital. The rest are being treated by doctors.

    After the Sukhuma Political Department became aware of the matter, on March 4, 2024, the Sukhuma District Agriculture and Forestry Office issued a notice No. 84/Hakpom to control and prevent the disease from spreading to other areas. Because the disease can be transmitted to people, it is forbidden to buy and sell animals, it is forbidden to move animals in and out, it is forbidden for slaughterhouses to bring cows and buffaloes to slaughter, it is forbidden to keep animals that die without knowing the cause, and for the owners of animals to monitor the symptoms of pets, cows and buffaloes.

    Initially, the Champasak province recognized this issue and now they have taken the blood samples of the livestock to be tested at the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department at the central level to confirm whether it is the disease or not.

    As the relevant official in Champasak province, who requested to reserve his name and position, he told Radio Asia Free on March 7 that:

    "Its contact with people. There is only one village in Sukhuma district with severe symptoms. This is a serious condition in the provincial hospital, so it is considered safe to go to the hospital for treatment and help. Dead animals are like black blood fever. Nga district is careful not to move animals from Rabat area to other areas. If we eat it raw, it will be bad. Samples are being collected and sent to the Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department."

    The agriculture and forestry officials of another district in Champasak province have seen the news of Sukhuma district, which is still occurring in one district and Sukhuma district prohibits people from killing cattle, not cooking, and not moving. They still do not know where the disease came from.

    As you said:

    "Black fever is present. He informed them not to kill, not to move the family, but to give an urgent report to find ways to prevent and eliminate them. Sukhumaman also borders Champasakde. I don't know how this disease came about."

    Villagers in Sukhuma district have already heard the notification from the district and said that the villagers infected with black fever are 3 villagers from Uthumphon village, one of whom is seriously ill because of the cattle that died due to bad luck. The symptoms are that the hands and arms are numb, but the villagers are still not awake because they don't know the real cause.

    "They are addicted to this because there is a dead cow and they want to eat it. They bring it to eat as if they are poor. They are from the village of Utumphon, but they belong to Sukhuga district. They spread their hands and legs. What is the reason for not waking up? We are not sure.

    Another villager of Sukhuma said that he was aware of this news and he was not afraid and the authorities had informed him that he did not want the villagers to kill the cattle or eat them because there were 3 people infected and one of them had severe symptoms and the initial symptoms were blisters.

    "When they knew, they informed each village that they don't want to use it. They banned slaughterhouses. At first, the symptoms would be pimples, big pimples, pimples on the palm of the hand, and then it would turn into blisters and puss. As far as I know, there are 3 people. One of them is seriously ill. He is in the ICU. He is not afraid of covid-19, so it is a normal thing."

    Black fever or Anthrax is the worst infectious disease of livestock such as cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, horses, pigs and the disease can be transmitted to people. If severe to the point of death, which is a bacterium called Bacillus Anthracis, when outside the body, it will create a protective shell that is very durable and can live for up to 10 years.

    When the animal is infected, there will be an infectious period of 1-3 days or up to 14 days if the infection is severe, it will die suddenly without showing any symptoms. The animal will fall into convulsions, muscle spasms, and die with bleeding from the anus, mouth, nose, and pores of the skin. In severe cases, the animal will have a high fever of 41-42 degrees. The pulse and breathing are fast. The animal does not eat, and is weak. Cows will not chew their cud. Constipation, liquid feces and blood, the animal will die within 12-24 hours.

    Pigs often have hot fever around the neck and throat. The carcasses of dead animals have black blood coming out of the butt. The stomach rots quickly and has foul odors faster than normal. The blood is black but not repeated. The spleen is 3-4 times larger than normal and darker and softer than normal and rotten.

    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Anthrax alert in Thailand after outbreak in Laos

      By Redaction Thailand March 11, 2024 3 minutes to read

      Thailand is asking the public not to eat uncooked meat after anthrax cases were reported in Laos.

      Ms Kenika Ounjit, deputy government spokesperson said on Saturday March 9 that a report was published on the Global Forum Facebook page on Wednesday.

      The message said three cases of anthrax were reported on March 4 in Soukhoumma district in Laos' Champasak province.

      Champasak borders the Thai province of Ubon Ratchathani, located in the northeast of the country.

      “Please avoid eating uncooked meat,” Ms Kenika said, adding that this includes raw beef, buffalo, goat and mutton.

      “The meat must be really cooked.”

      ...https://toutelathailande.fr/news/ale...demie-au-laos/

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      Thailand Heightens Border Surveillance Amid Anthrax Reports in Laos

      By Chono Lapuekou -March 11, 20240551

      Thailand has intensified its vigilance along the Thai-Laos border after receiving reports of anthrax outbreaks in local villages in Champasack Province, Laos.

      In response to the emerging threat, the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has deployed a series of measures, including increased surveillance at animal checkpoints and readiness for vaccination campaigns. The Nation Thailand reported these developments as Thailand aims to contain the spread of anthrax and prevent its transmission across borders.
      ...
      Champasack Province has witnessed three confirmed cases of anthrax infection in a local village in Soukhoumma district. One individual, severely affected, has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the provincial hospital, as issued by the Agriculture and Forestry Office of Soukhoumma district on 4 March.

      To prevent an outbreak, local authorities are urging all relevant sectors, including residents and small businesses, not to trade animals or their products outside the district. Moreover, cautionary measures advise against the consumption of meat from cows and buffaloes. Animal owners are encouraged to monitor their livestock closely and promptly report any suspicious symptoms to authorities.
      ...

      Thailand has intensified its vigilance along the Thai-Laos border after receiving reports of anthrax outbreaks in local villages in Champasack Province, Laos.
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
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        Villagers are infected with black blood fever from livestock

        Suphata
        2024.03.18

        At present, the authorities of Champasak province must keep a close watch on diseases from animals or black blood because the disease can be transmitted to people, especially in Sukhuma and Champasak districts, where the authorities found that there was an outbreak from the beginning of March 2024, where 3 villagers in Sukhuma district were infected and until the middle of March 2024, there were 14 villagers infected.

        First of all, it is forbidden for villagers to move animals and kill animals. Households of animals that die without knowing the cause should take the dead animals to the ground, disinfect the burial area with lime, and clean the burial area.

        As for the public health officials, they also alerted the villagers if anyone is found to have black warts, big seeds and blisters, to go to the doctor and get treatment immediately. The technical officials have brought the disease of the dead animal for examination, but they have not found the exact disease.

        As a public health official in Champasak province, who asked to withhold his name and position, told Radio Asia Free on March 18 that:

        "Healed, he was cured, there was no weight on the skin, the blisters were big, black and swollen. He cooked them. He was healthy. He informed the public health center. Volunteers like the village monitors. Anyone who has any symptoms should immediately report to the doctor. If you suspect black fever, go for analysis. There is no fungus. Collect new animals first. It is recommended not to move. Do not slaughter dead animals. They should be tied up and not eaten. "

        While an official of Agriculture and Forestry in Champasak province said that currently the disease from animals is only in 2 cities and it is still in the control area. According to the notification of the province, it is forbidden to buy and sell animals, it is forbidden to move animals in and out, it is forbidden to slaughterhouses to bring cows and buffaloes to slaughter, it is forbidden to keep animals that die without knowing the cause and the owners of animals should monitor the symptoms of cattle and buffaloes.

        Until now, there have been no more dead animals. There are only 90 dead animals according to previous reports, and there are only 14 infected villagers. There are no more infections. Also, in the past, the experts have monitored and brought medicine to the place where the dead animals need to be buried. In the past, the authorities have brought the disease to be tested. It has not been found that it is a disease, but the disease from this animal is characterized by black blood fever. .

        " Yes, it is declared as an animal control area and there are no more deaths. However, according to the report, only 14 people have been infected. It is said that only 14 people have been infected. Technically, we will follow up and check regularly. We have sprayed and sprayed everything with disinfectant. If you talk about the symptoms of the disease, the symptoms are similar to black blood fever. "

        Regarding this issue, a villager in Sukhuma said that she was shocked that the disease in cattle-buffalo had spread to people, so she followed the notice not to eat cow-buffalo meat. She still had to be careful by switching to pork, fish and other meat instead.

        "I'm shocked. I didn't eat it. I heard that it was infected. The cows and buffaloes have the disease. No one ate it before. Now they only eat pork, crabs and fish. Now it's forbidden to kill animals and not to sell beef and buffalo meat. It's like that. "

        At the same time, another villager in Champasak province said that he does not feel afraid of the disease from this animal because it has happened before as a normal thing, but he must also be careful not to bring dead animals to cook so as not to get infected.

        "If someone eats an animal that doesn't die on its own, he gets infected because it dies on its own, so he goes to eat it. He tries not to eat it. It dies on its own. It's still there, but it's still there. It's normal. "

        One of the slaughterhouses in Rabat area said that the slaughterhouses are also keeping an eye on the affected areas and they have not been able to buy any cattle during the surveillance period. As for the non-infected areas, except for the two districts of Champasak and Sukhuma, they are buying and selling normally, but they must be strong cattle.

        "In Thailand, we have only bought into the factory, but now it has rabies and it has stopped spreading. Most of the places where it has rabies are not allowed to move. We don't buy it. Most of them want to stop it. "

        The Agriculture Officer of Pathumphon District, Champasak Province said that the Pathumphon District has also been monitoring and alerting people to be aware of their livestock, especially cows and goats. If they die without knowing the cause, do not eat them and inform the authorities. Currently, there is no disease outbreak from animals in the district.

        " Watch out for the same. Make a watch notice for the people to monitor the animals of each family. Only if they are slaughtered according to the traditional village, the animals come to sell at the market. They buy meat to sell. They buy it from Sephon. "

        According to the report of the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of the province reported on March 12, 2024 that more than 90 cows and goats of the villagers died without knowing the cause, which is only in Champasak and Sukhuma districts.

        In Chamsak District, there are 3 villages affected, namely Nui Kung Village, Chik Phang Ngo Village, and Pong Hin Village. In Sukhum District, there are 6 villages, such as: Xuan Village , Kong Kien Village , Kut Taboun Village , Sukhum Village , Non Kum Village and 2 other villages.


        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus...orted-in-south

          Lao health ministry on major alert after 54 anthrax cases reported in south
          Tuesday, 26 Mar 2024
          7:06 PM MYT​

          VIENTIANE (Xinhua): Laos' Ministry of Health has ordered health officials and local authorities across the South-East Asian country to be alert after 54 anthrax cases were reported in two districts in the southern Champasak province.

          Local officials and health authorities have called for support and cooperation by residents in tracing sources of infection, collecting essential information, quarantining affected areas, and culling infected livestock, news website Lao Phattana News reported on Monday.

          High-risk areas will be zoned off to prevent the spread of anthrax, and some abattoirs have been banned from slaughtering cattle and buffalo.​..

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