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Man dies from anthrax, neighborhood in Mongolia quarantined
www.chinaview.cn 2005-07-26 00:02:18

    ULAN BATOR, July 26 (Xinhuanet)-- A neighborhood in the Mongolian province of Darhan-uul has been quarantined and disinfection procedures are being carried out in the surroundings after a man died from anthrax several days ago in a local hospital, authorities said on Tuesday.

    Another man was also confirmed to have caught anthrax, the Mongolian General Authority for Emergency Management (GAEM) said, adding that the person was now in hospital and his condition was stable.

    The man who died from anthrax was about 50 years old and was a tramp in the Darhan-uul province, the GAEM said. He was found to have symptoms of anthrax in mid-July and was sent to hospital, where he was confirmed to have caught the fatal infectious disease, it said.

    Anthrax is an infectious, usually fatal disease of warm-bloodedanimals, especially of cattle and sheep. The disease can be transmitted to human beings through contact with contaminated animal substances. Enditem

    

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