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Anthrax hit Bikita district

An anthrax ridden cow

Walter Mswazie in Mswazie

An outbreak of anthrax has hit Bikita District in Masvingo with 27 people reportedly diagnosed with the disease at different clinics so far.

Masvingo Department of Veterinary Services Provincial officer Dr Ernest Dzimwasha confirmed the outbreak.

“I can confirm that there is an outbreak of anthrax in Bikita and a number of people have been affected. We also have reports of cattle dying but I am not in the office to give exact details,” said Dr Dzimwasha.

More details to follow….