Fourteen cutaneous anthrax cases have been confirmed in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said on Friday, August 10, 2018.
According to the Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center of Huanan County in Jiamusi, newly purchased sheep from the province’s Qitaihe City died from suspected anthrax at a local breeding site.
The outbreak is on a small farm in the town of Saveni near the border with Moldova.
Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed another deadly case of anthrax in southern Queensland, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2017 to at least 153.
The Queensland Department of Agriculture says another case of anthrax in cattle has been confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area this month.
State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed that eight cows died out of a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County.
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed anthrax in one calf on a Jim Hogg County premises on June 1 - the first anthrax case in Texas this year.
Researchers identified the challenges of studying environmental transmission and persistence with a six‐sided interdisciplinary review of the biology of anthrax (Bacillus anthracis).
Researchers used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against anthrax, plague, and tularemia that uses a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.
For the most part, anthrax is a zoonotic infection, and humans are incidental hosts.