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There is an outbreak of anthrax in Madang especially in pigs and most recently a child who is in critical condition after spewing worms from his mouth and anus.
The National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspections Authority in Madang has recently gone on local radio and into villages doing awareness. The anthrax disease is an infection caused by the bacteria called Bacillus anthracis.
This bacteria makes spores, a form of the germ covered by a protective cell. The spores can live for years in the soil and cause anthrax when they enter the body.
Symptoms include swollen limbs, fatigue, kidney, bowel and lung disease and shortness of breath. Ultimately, it is a deadly disease.
Deputy Director department of agriculture and livestock, Godfrey Savi, yesterday said that they were working together with related agencies. He said that about 600 pigs were reported mysteriously dead in the last two months.
He said any pig owners seeing drooling on the animal, swollen necks, high fever, difficulty in breathing and sudden death must report this to NAQIA.
They must not eat the dead animal nor cut it up but bury the whole animal. The isolated report of a child also being infected caused worms coming out of his mouth and anus.
Everyone is therefore warned to not eat any pork meat sold or killed at feasts, wear protective footwear and report to proper authorities or LLG ward councillors any dead or mysterious deaths of pigs.
SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS
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