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Anthrax outbreak...ITALY...who's interested???

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posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:32 AM
hi everyone,

as i was doing the daily check that the world was still safe, i stumbled on this...



Anthrax is spreading in southern Italy, killing livestock on farms
as far as 50 kilometers (31 miles) from where 3 outbreaks were reported
a week ago ...

The illness killed cattle, sheep and horses on a further 10 farms southeast of Naples
in the Basilicata and Campania regions, the Italian Ministry of Health
said in an alert dated yesterday [22 Sep 2011] and published online by the
Paris-based World Organization of Animal Health, or OIE.

The disease killed livestock on 5 farms near the town of Corleto Perticara,
3 farms in the nearby village of Pietrapertosa and one in the town of Accettura,
with the outbreaks ranging from between 30 to 50 kilometers northeast of last week's,
according to the notice.

Italy also reported a new outbreak in Montesano sulla Marcellana, in addition to the 2 farms
reported as infected previously. Last week's notice also included a farm in Padula,
about 10 kilometers northwest of Montesano.

In the 10 newly reported cases, anthrax killed a total of 12 cattle, 4 horses or donkeys
and 10 sheep, the OIE said.

The origin of the infection is linked to the introduction of new live animals,
Italy reported in last week's notice, without providing details.

The anthrax cases reported last week were the 1st in Italy since
September 2008 [sic; should be 2009], according to the OIE.

The outbreak is continuing and measures in place include movement
controls for livestock and disinfection of infected premises, the animal-health group said.


so i was thinking, ITALY has been in the news, and i also noticed this thread when i did a search...

ATS thread:

etc etc

so i was wondering if anyone has any more news on this outbreak...???

i was also thinking about the fact that although ANTHRAX occurs quite commonly in nature,
there are only so many actual strains of the stuff... (89 known)...see wiki ref below...

remember the HOO-HAA with the "AMES" strain, after the 9/11 anthrax scare...???


anyway, i was wondering if TPTB have got anything to do with this outbreak,
OR: whether "they" are there, busily collecting samples...!

i have heard that the stuff can be collected, CAREFULLY...!!!
in fact it is so hard to get from a lab, the only economical way to get the stuff is to go digging...!!!

edit on 26/9/2011 by shaneR because: typo

posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 09:34 AM
when will they ever stop

posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 10:09 AM
reply to post by shaneR

Bad timing for the farmers,what with the economy being royally screwed already this is the last thing they need.
When we have had foot and mouth in the UK,some farmers lost their businesses and some committed suicide after seeing their whole herd killed and burned.

Who can tell if this is a natural outbreak or something more sinister though?

posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 08:22 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

i was thinking the same,
thats why i wonder if this particular strain is identified / and / or catalogued,
which i presume it must be...


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