A case of human anthrax in Victoria

R Lester, S Beaton, J Carnie, D Barbis, G Rouch
1997 Communicable Diseases Intelligence  
A human case of anthrax was identified through surveillance of knackery workers who had been exposed to infected cattle. The outbreak in cattle has affected 38 herds in the Stanhope/Tatura area of central northern Victoria. The human case, a 39 year old male, was treated in hospital and is recovering. Surveillance of other knackery workers has now been completed, and no other cases were found. Public health measures are in place to prevent further human cases.
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