The Chinese near the Russian border EN masse fell ill with anthrax


Photo: Maxim Bogodvid / RIA Novosti

Fourteen people have contracted skin anthrax in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang bordering Russia. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to local authorities.

“One patient has already been discharged from the hospital, ten people are being treated in Harbin, two people in the city of Jiamusi, and one person in Jixi. The condition of patients is stable,” — said in a statement.

Authorities say that most people acquired the virus in 2010. Then ill 38.

According to TASS, the main carriers of the disease are cows and sheep. In the human body the infection can get through contact with the fur of a sick animal or when using its meat as food. Epidemiologists note that the current outbreak is caused by temperature and weather conditions. The same happened in 2016 and 2017.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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