Sunday, January 13, 2013

16 more contract anthrax in Rusape, Zimbabwe

SIXTEEN more people in Rusape are at the risk of contracting anthrax after consuming infected meat following the outbreak of the hemorrhagic infection in the Masvosva area.

So far 20 cases have been confirmed and 16 others are said to be at risk of the infection according to records at Rusape General Hospital - bringing nearly to 40 the number of people likely to be affected by the consumption of meat infected by the killer disease.

Outgoing Rusape District Medical Superintendent, Dr Mohammed Khaled, confirmed the findings, but said the situation was under control.