3 villages in Turkey put in quarantine due to anthrax diagnosis in cattle

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Three villages in Turkey’s northwestern province of Kocaeli were quarantined after anthrax was diagnosed in cattle on a local farm, the Diken news website reported on Sunday.

Anthrax was first found in cattle imported from Brazil before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, causing the death of 50 cattle on a farm in Ankara province.

Hospitals in İstanbul and Sivas also detected anthrax in nine people who were sent for medical screening.

In another case in Bitlis, more than 100 cattle died in one day from anthrax.

According to reports in the Turkish media, the cattle import agreement with Brazil omitted a health inspection of the animals by Turkish officials.

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