Baku. 10 August. REPORT.AZ / 14 people were infected with a skin form of anthrax in China’s Northeast province Heilongjiang, border with Russia, Report informs citing the TASS.
The Committee on health and birth control of the region reports that one person has already been discharged from the hospital. Doctors said the state of the rest was stable.
The main carriers of the disease are horned cattle. A person can get infected by airborne droplets, through contact with hair or if he eats the meat of an infected animal. Epidemiologists note that the outbreak is caused by weather conditions.