Another Deadly Disease OutBreaks, One Person Already Dead, Several Others Admitted

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While the country is yet to come to terms with many calamities and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic we are fighting, another disease outbreak has been reported in some parts of the country.

For the past 10 months, the country has been spending many resources on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic that paralyzed our economy and killed many Kenyans.

It seems the government is again going to spend resources on an anthrax outbreak that has already killed one person.

Besides the one who has succumbed to the disease, six more people are admitted to the hospital and are in critical condition.

According to the Standard, many cows have died because of this disease, and over the weekend, 60-year-old Johnstone Kelong contracted the disease after he took part in disposing of the carcass of a cow that had died of the disease.

The man who hails from Sotik Constituency, Bomet County is said to have succumbed on Tuesday morning.

Authority and health experts on the ground are now trying to trace the contacts of those who interacted with those infected with the disease

Anthrax is a rare but serious illness caused by a spore-forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax mainly affects livestock and wild game. Humans can become infected through direct or indirect contact with sick animals

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