Anthrax outbreak escalates as 4 more buffaloes die

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Four more buffalo carcasses were on Monday found following an anthrax outbreak in Lake Nakuru National Park.

The number has escalated from 10 that was reported last week to 14 after the outbreak.

Confirming the incident, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesperson Paul Gathitu on Sunday said officers are on the ground in a bid to control the situation.

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“We have taken surveillance action and everything now is under control as our veterinary doctors are on the ground vaccinating the buffaloes and monitoring the situation,” Mr. Githitu told Nation.

KWS, however, blamed the outbreak on prolonged dry and hot weather conditions saying the first incident was reported on March 29, 2019.

This comes after about 22 people were reported to have been admitted in hospital after they took milk from a sick cow.

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