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Victoria’s anthrax outbreak spreads

A farm near the Victorian town of Nyah has been quarantind after the second outbreak of anthrax infections in less than a month
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A Victorian farm is in quarantine after a suspected case of deadly anthrax disease, the second case in the area in just over a week.

Agriculture Victoria confirmed on Saturday that a farm in Nyah, in the state’s northwest, has been quarantined and a suspected infected carcass destroyed.

Results from testing are expected on Sunday and an Agriculture Victoria team will remain at the property until “no further infected animals are detected”.

All at-risk animals have also been vaccinated.

The latest suspected case comes after a 34 sheep died at a Swan Hill farm on March 3, with testing confirming anthrax was present in one of the sheep.

Anthrax is a bacterial infection commonly found in the soil during hot, dry conditions and it causes a rapid death once animals are affected.


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