Tag archive for ‘anthrax’
By Robert On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Anthrax: 18 hippos dead in Zambia’s Luangwa River Valley

In a follow-up to an Outbreak News Today report last month, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received the following information concerning an anthrax outbreak among hippopotami in Zambia from Dr More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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Nigerian anthrax strain: May be associated with vaccine evasion

A new study by University of Florida researchers identify a strain of the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, in Nigeria that genetically are only found in West Africa-Chad, Mali and Cameroon to be specific. Image/CIA The More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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North Dakota reports 2nd animal anthrax case, this one in Kidder County

North Dakota’s state veterinarian says the state’s second reported case of anthrax this year is a reminder to livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease, especially in areas More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Pentagon blamed for ‘live anthrax’ shipped all over the globe

New reports are pointing to the Pentagon and “ineffective sterilization methods for killing the deadly bacteria” as reasons for live anthrax shipped to over 192 chemical labs over the past ten years. As More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Peter King’s bill, ‘First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act’, placed on the Union Calendar

A piece of legislation, introduced by New York Congressman Peter King in March, to provide surplus vaccines and antimicrobials for preventing and treating anthrax for first responders, was placed on the Union Calendar More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Texas reports first animal anthrax case of 2014 in a goat in Kinney County

The first Anthrax case in Texas for 2014 has been confirmed in a goat in Kinney County. The premises is located four miles north of Bracketville, TX. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has quarantined the More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

USDA to investigate CDC anthrax breach as number exposed rises, not the first ‘laboratory accident’

In a follow-up to the Thursday story of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staffers potentially exposed to the dangerous bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, the federal health agency will cede the investigation More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 19th, 2014

CDC: Dozens of staff potentially exposed to anthrax, antibiotics provided

The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) announced today that approximately 75 Atlanta-based staff are being monitored or provided antibiotics because they may have been unintentionally exposed to live Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) More...

By Robert On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Kenya: Three dead in Kakamega after consuming anthrax infected meat

At least three people have died and an unknown number of others are in serious condition after  consuming an anthrax-tainted cow in Musoli, Kakamega County, Kenya, according to a Standard Media report Wednesday. Kenya More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

67 people hospitalized with suspected anthrax in Kenya

Sixty-seven people, including 34 children have been hospitalized  in Igembe North, Kenya after apparently consuming an anthrax-tainted cow, according to a report in The Star today. According to the report,  Area More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Anthrax-tainted meat the source of Zimbabwe outbreak, 33 people affected

Anthrax-tainted cow meat consumed during the holiday season has been pinpointed as the source of an outbreak of the dangerous bacterial disease in Makoni District, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe, according to a More...

By Robert On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Zambia: Anthrax outbreak infects nine in Luampa district

An outbreak of the serious bacterial disease, anthrax, has decimated three herds of cattle and sickened at least nine people in the Luampa district of Western Province in Zambia, according to a Post Online report More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Anthrax in animals: An interview with Dr. Buddy Faries

In a follow-up to the report last week of a case of anthrax in a cow in Tom Green County, Texas, I has the opportunity to talk to a real anthrax expert. Bacillus anthracis under TEM/CDC Professor & Extension More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Texas reports anthrax case in Tom Green County cow

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has recently confirmed a case of anthrax in a cow in Tom Green County, southwest of San Angelo, Texas, according to a news release from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Ireland health officials issue guidance for providers in diagnosing anthrax in injecting drug users

With dozens of confirmed cases of anthrax reported throughout Europe since 2009, including scores of cases in neighboring Scotland and England, the Irish Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Dublin has More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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GlaxoSmithKline to supply HHS with 60,000 doses of raxibacumab, anthrax antitoxin

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced today the nation’s supply of anthrax antitoxin will be maintained until 2018 under Project BioShield contracts issued by the U.S. Department of More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 15th, 2013

My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...

By Robert On Friday, July 19th, 2013

Anthrax confirmed in South Dakota calf, first case of 2013

The South Dakota State veterinarian announced the first animal case of anthrax in the state this year, according an Animal Industry Board news release.   photo 24oranges.nl via Flickr The release says that More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 18th, 2013

UC San Diego scientists discover ‘anthracimycin’, compound that kills anthrax, MRSA

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered a compound from a microbe from the ocean that shows lethality against such bacterial pathogens as anthrax and MRSA and may set More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Senator Claire McCaskill questions Richard Danzig’s influence in the government’s procurement of the anthrax anti-toxin, raxibacumab

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is calling on the Inspectors General for the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate contracts awarded to former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig, More...



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