Morocco Nine Cases of Cutaneous Anthrax Disease Diagnosed In Imilchil

Rabat – A team of doctors in Imilchil, a mountainous small town in Midelt province, diagnosed nine cases of Cutaneous Anthrax caused by consuming the meat of diseased cows.The Ministry said that this form of anthrax infection diagnosed in nine patients is considered to be the least dangerous. The Ministry added that all these cases were taken care of and were given necessary treatments, stressing that the local Health and Veterinary Services have taken safety measures to isolate the infected cattle. “This epidemiological situation is not alarming in the sense that the Cutaneous anthrax disease is of bacterial origin and can generally be treated,” said the Ministry of Health, reassuring that the Ministry, in coordination with the departments concerned, is closely monitoring the situation and will inform the public of any developments.According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “cutaneous anthrax is the most common form of anthrax infection, and it is also considered to be the least dangerous.”The same source added that the disease can happen when “a person handles infected animals or contaminated animal products like wool, hides, or hair.”

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