Some 14 people hospitalized with suspected anthrax in Kyrgyzstan
Some 14 people were hospitalized with suspected anthrax in the Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“Six people sought medical aid in the Suzak district of the Jalal-Abad Region, the anthrax diagnosis was confirmed in one of them, the medical tests of other patients staying at the district hospital are being examined,” the press service reported.
Seven more residents of the neighboring Nooken district are also undergoing treatment at the district hospital, the ministry press service said. “The preliminary tests showed that people could get infected with anthrax in the Nooken district from the meat of an ill domestic animal, which is under examination at a laboratory of the Jalal-Abad sanitary epidemiological centre,” the press service reported. One more woman with the same diagnosis was hospitalized in the Bazar-Korgon district.
Medical specialists believe that several anthrax spots are nested in southern Kyrgyz regions. Local residents get infected with this dangerous disease from time to time.