Over a hundred cows died of anthrax in Croatia, and people, including children, became infected
Anthrax is rarely transmitted from animals to humans, and it almost never becomes infected by a person from another person.
Approximately 95 percent of all cases of anthrax in humans are the result of skin contact with infected animals.
The disease can be treated with antibiotics, however, in case of neglect of treatment, it can be fatal for a person.
According to the director of the local health authority, Inoslav Brkič, six people, including two children, also fell ill with so-called skin anthrax.
“Everyone got antibiotic treatment in time and everything is under supervision,” Brkić said.
According to him, this is the largest epidemic of this disease that he remembers in the area.
Anthrax causes bacterial spores present in the soil.
They can be activated by heavy rain, flood or, conversely, drought.
The disease may result in the death of a large number of animals in a short period of time.