Published Date: 2010-09-24 14:00:04
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Anthrax, human, bovine - Russia: (KD)
Archive Number: 20100924.3452
ANTHRAX, HUMAN, BOVINE - RUSSIA: (KRASNODAR)
A ProMED-mail post
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Fri 24 Sep 2010
Source: Itar-Tass News Agency [edited]
Anthrax cases reported in Russia's Krasnodar territory
Cases of anthrax both in animals and humans have been reported in
Russia's southern Krasnodar territory, a spokesman for the Southern
regional emergencies centre told Itar-Tass on Friday [24 Sep 2010].
According to the spokesman, anthrax infections have been confirmed at
a dairy farm in the village of Uspenskoye. As many as 20 infected
cows have already been slaughtered, and their carcasses have been
burnt. Measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
Moreover, 2 persons have been hospitalised with suspected anthrax.
The health condition of 30 more farm's staff members is being monitored
Castleview Pedigree English Longhorns
[Unfortunately it seems that the Krasnodar authorities slaughtered
the cows if sick. Treatment with oxytetracycline can save them, maybe
not all, but it would aid herd reconstruction. Neither OIE nor
ProMED-mail has carried reports from Krasnodar in the last 10 years.
The HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Russia is available at
To find Krasnodar, in southern Russia, go to
In 1998 there was an outbreak in "Uspenskaya". Fallingrain.com lists
2 Uspenskaya's; one with the same coordinates as Uspenskoye, Lat.
44.83, Long. 41.40 and identical altitude & populations numbers; and
the other Uspenskaya at Lat. 45.77, Long 41.07. - Mod MHJ]