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PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax - Kenya (03): (KR) bovine, human cases

ANTHRAX - KENYA (03): (KERICHO) BOVINE, HUMAN CASES
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Date: 30 Jun 2018
Source: Citizen Digital News [edited]
<https://citizentv.co.ke/news/man-dies-28-in-hospital-after-consuming-anthrax-infected-meat-205473/>


A middle-aged man died, and 28 others were hospitalized in Kericho
after eating the carcass of a cow that died of anthrax. According to
Kenegut Location Chief Sammy Koech, residents had been instructed to
slaughter the animal and bury the remains but refused.

He told journalists that they divided the meat among themselves and
took it home. "A team of health officials was dispatched to the area
after residents started complaining of ill-health," he said. One of
them was rushed to Kericho Sub-County Hospital but pronounced dead on
arrival. The other residents were treated and discharged.

Samples of the carcass were later taken to the veterinary lab, and a
test for anthrax turned out positive.

The chief has urged residents to refrain from consuming meat labelled
as unfit for human consumption and report similar cases to relevant
authorities.

[Byline: Bernard Rotich]

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[And so it goes on. When you have rural poverty, the desire for meat
overrides common sense and experience.

Kericho county is located in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift
Valley. Standing on the edge of the Mau Forest, it has a warm and
temperate climate, making it an ideal location for agriculture and, in
particular, the large scale cultivation of tea. See Wikipedia:
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kericho>. - Mod.MHJ

HealthMap/ProMED-mail map:
Kericho District, Rift Valley, Kenya:
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/3848>]

[See Also:
Anthrax - Kenya (02): (VI) bovine, quarantine
http://promedmail.org/post/20180620.5864933
Anthrax - Kenya: (NR) bovine, human
http://promedmail.org/post/20180121.5574683
2017
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Anthrax - Kenya (09): (NT) livestock
http://promedmail.org/post/20171227.5524389
Anthrax - Kenya (08): (KB) bovine, human
http://promedmail.org/post/20171209.5493495
Anthrax - Kenya (07): (BO) bovine, human, susp
http://promedmail.org/post/20171130.5475329
Anthrax - Kenya (06): (MU) susp
http://promedmail.org/post/20170720.5192567
Anthrax - Kenya (05): (KB) human recovery
http://promedmail.org/post/20170517.5042589
Anthrax - Kenya (04): (KB) official response
http://promedmail.org/post/20170514.5035734
Anthrax - Kenya (03): (KB) bovine, human
http://promedmail.org/post/20170512.5031717
Anthrax - Kenya: (LK) wildlife, NOT, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20170419.4978672
2016
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Anthrax - Kenya (09): (SA) human, ovine, susp
http://promedmail.org/post/20161205.4677740
Anthrax - Kenya (08): (MU) human, bovine, susp
http://promedmail.org/post/20161109.4617408
Anthrax - Kenya (07): (NK) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20160704.4325419
Anthrax - Kenya (06): (NK) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20160702.4323118
Anthrax - Kenya (05): (NK) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20160701.4321711
Anthrax - Kenya (04): (KB) human, bovine, susp, NOT
http://promedmail.org/post/20160628.4314345
Anthrax - Kenya (03): (KB) human, bovine, susp, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20160627.4312495
Anthrax - Kenya (02): (MU) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20160511.4215926
2015
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Anthrax - Kenya (06): (NT) bovine, susp. RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20151117.3796350
Anthrax - Kenya (05): (ME) bovine, human, susp.
http://promedmail.org/post/20151020.3730858
Anthrax - Kenya (04): (UG) bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20150910.3637629
Anthrax - Kenya (03): (NK) wildlife, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20150828.3608546
Anthrax - Kenya (02): (NK) wildlife, susp, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20150723.3531277
Anthrax - Kenya: (KB) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20150326.3257253
2014
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Anthrax - Kenya (06): (BO) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20140903.2746572
Anthrax - Kenya (05): (NR) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20140823.2717173
Anthrax - Kenya (04): (EB) human, wildlife
http://promedmail.org/post/20140603.2516511
Anthrax - Kenya (03): (EB) human, wildlife RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20140602.2514430
Anthrax - Kenya (02): (KK) human, bovine
http://promedmail.org/post/20140305.2315919
Anthrax - Kenya: (NK) human, livestock
http://promedmail.org/post/20140223.2294579]
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