Two buffaloes died of anthrax in ‘Mini Kaziranga’
Around two Asiatic water buffaloes have died of anthrax in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, which is popularly known as ‘Mini Kaziranga’ because of its similarity with Kaziranga.
The officials have commenced a vaccination drive to prevent an anthrax outbreak.
The sanctuary is known for its one-horned rhinos. It has as many as 102 one-horned rhinos. It is the largest anywhere in the world.
Anthrax is caused by Bacillus anthracis. The disease can spread from animal to man. It is a fatal disease. Fever, vomiting, chest pain and diarrhoea are the main symptoms of this disease.
The sanctuary authority has sealed the area, where the carcasses 0f the buffaloes have been buried.
The sanctuary is still open for visitors. Only a small region has been sealed for the safety purpose.
Each and every animal in the sanctuary are being closely watched. A vaccination drive has also been started for the domestic animals in the nearby region.
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