Ukraine health officials have reported that at least five people who participated in livestock breeding in the village of Minyailivka, Odessa region, were hospitalized with specific symptoms of cutaneous anthrax.
According to the results of laboratory tests conducted by the reference laboratory of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, one patient was confirmed positive for anthrax. Also, a positive result was obtained from the examination of the slaughtered animal’s meat and soil in the yard where the diseased animal was slaughtered.
The situation is under the control of local authorities. The disease is localized within the same village – since September 30, 2018, quarantine has been introduced.
Physicians will monitor the health of villagers for 15 days: everyday home visits are conducted to monitor the health of people who are potentially infected with anthrax. Persons who had a risk of infection with an anthrax, an urgent antibiotic prophylaxis is prescribed and medical surveillance is carried out.
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