A 24-year-old resident of the Bizhiktig-Khaya village in Tuva was diagnosed with anthrax. From June 30 until further notice, quarantine was introduced in the Barun-Khemchik district and in the city of Ak-Dovurak. 137 plague foci were found in Mongolia. Some of them – on the border with Russia, 137 foci of plague appeared in 17 regions of Mongolia. The infection is present in the territories… 24 June 08:41
“Currently, the young man has been hospitalized in the Republican Infectious Diseases Hospital and is receiving all the necessary medical care. According to the Ministry of Health of Tuva, the patient’s condition is assessed as serious,” the republican authorities report.
At the site of the epidemiological outbreak, all the necessary sanitary-epidemiological and anti-epizootic measures are currently being carried out. Operations headquarters. Weekend fairs and other animal events are prohibited in the quarantine zone.
Veterinary services, in turn, examine animals in the focus of infection and, if necessary, vaccinate.
The authorities of the region remind that the early symptoms of the disease are headache, dizziness, chills, fever up to 38-39°C and above. Then join the sharp cutting pain in the abdomen, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. The incubation period takes 1-5 days. The disease has a high mortality rate.
At the slightest sign of malaise, similar to the signs of anthrax, you should immediately consult a doctor.
As the employees of the State Research Center for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology established, “the spore form of the pathogen remains active outside a living organism for about 250 years.” According to other studies – more than 1300 years. At the same time, 1,499 anthrax animal burial grounds in Russia now remain abandoned, the Rosselkhoznadzor calculated.
A sick animal
As the prosecutor’s office established, on June 23, a horse was slaughtered for delivery of meat at the shepherd’s camp of Bizhiktig-Khaya. The man involved in the slaughter developed symptoms on 29 June.
According to Mash, a Tuvan infected with anthrax after slaughter boiled the insides of a horse and ate them – there is a corresponding tradition in Tuva.
According to unconfirmed information, the animal had symptoms of the disease: it was because of the convulsions that began in the horse that it was decided to slaughter it.
In addition to the hospitalized nomad, nine more people are being tested for anthrax. It was found that a resident of Ak-Dovurak bought horse meat without a veterinary certificate, and the meat was seized.
The entrance to the village of Bizhiktig-Khaya, where anthrax was detected, is blocked.