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October 23, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Health authorities in Armenia said on Tuesday that they have coped successfully with an outbreak of anthrax that infected more than 30 people in a rural area last week.

The residents of several villages in the eastern Gegharkunik region were hospitalized and diagnosed with the potentially grave disease that was apparently transmitted from infected cattle.

According to the State Hygiene and Anti-Epidemic Service, most of them have already been discharged from a local hospital. “The condition of the 15 patients remaining in the hospital is satisfactory,” said Liana Torosian, a senior official at the agency subordinate the Armenian Health Ministry.

“There is no question of complications. The detected cases relate only to the [milder] skin-related forms of anthrax,” Torosian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am).

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