Hungary’s anthrax case, no impact in Romania

The case of anthrax discovered in Hungary has no impact on the health of consumers in Romania, Romania’s National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) announced on Friday. From the information currently available, the anthrax case identified by the Hungarian authorities occurred following the illegal slaughter of animals on a farm 160 km from Budapest, and the people are supposed to have contracted the illness during this operation. According to ANSVSA, in Romania the mandatory vaccination against anthrax is duly performed on all susceptible species and thus the occurrence of the illness in humans is prevented. The anthrax vaccination campaign this year started in early May, before the animals were taken out to pastures. The immunisation is done for all horses, cattle, goats and sheep of both sexes after the age of one month.

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