Over 200 villagers contract anthrax after consuming infected meat  

Written By: Caroline Kamau

Over 200 residents of Nkururu village in Tharaka Nithi County are suffering from a disease with Anthrax like symptoms after consuming meat from some sick animals.

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The locals claim they slaughtered their animals after a strange disease claimed parts of their herds but the meat was cleared by a local veterinary doctor who inspected the animals.

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It’s a small village with about 800 residents in total located in Tharaka Nithi County.

200 of them are however said to be presenting symptoms like those of a patient suffering Anthrax disease.

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The disease not only affected adults but children who consumed goat meat during the December festivities.

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They say in the recent past they have lost several livestock to a strange disease hence those surviving were being slaughtered for meat but not before inspection by a veterinary doctor.

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Health workers in the area are trying to deal with the problem.

They now want the county or national government to step in and help end the disease

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