Anthrax scare in Odisha village

The threat of anthrax has erupted at Jamuguda village in Kashipur block of Rayagada district in Odisha.

Key Points

  • The Rayagada Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) has not yet confirmed any deaths due to anthrax disease in the distric.
  • Consumption of infected meat lead to anthrax infection among people in remote areas of Odisha.
  • In south Odisha, cutaneous infection of anthrax is more widespread.

Anthrax is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis and animals are the ones that mainly gets infected by the disease.


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