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First anthrax cases confirmed in state




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Anthrax has been detected in two sable antelopes in Edwards County, near Barksdale, according to an Oct. 1 Texas Animal Health Commission press release. These are the first confirmed cases in the state this year.

The affected premises has only exotic animals, so no domestic livestock are involved in this case. The Texas Animal Health Commission has issued a quarantine requiring proper disposal of carcasses before the quarantine can be released. Burning destroys the causative agent, preventing soil contamination and reducing the chances of future outbreaks.

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, which is a naturally occurring organism with worldwide distribution, including Texas. It is not uncommon for anthrax to be diagnosed in livestock or wildlife in the southwestern part of the state. Basic sanitation precautions such as hand washing and wearing long sleeves and gloves can prevent accidental spread of the bacteria to people if handling affected livestock or carcasses.

Acute fever followed by rapid death with bleeding from body openings are all common signs of anthrax in livestock. Carcasses may also appear bloated and appear to decompose quickly. Livestock or animals displaying symptoms consistent with anthrax should be reported to a private veterinary practitioner or a Texas Animal Health Commission official.

For more information regarding anthrax, contact your local Texas Animal Health Commission region or call 1-800-550-8242 or visit www.tahc.texas.gov.
 

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