Four neighborhoods of Turkey’s Denizli quarantined against anthrax risk
Denizli’s local head of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ahmet Kocakaplan said livestock sales in the Emirhisar, Haydan, Ömerli and İnceköy neighborhoods in Denizli’s Çivril distict are banned for 21 days.
The anthrax concern was raised after the death of two cattle in the Emirhisar neighborhood. Teams arrived at the scene to take samples from dead cattle for laboratory examination.
The examination showed the animals had been killed from anthrax and the four neighborhoods in Çivril were put under quarantine.
Kocakaplan also said they would start the vaccination process against anthrax as soon as possible.
“Two bovine animals have died in the Emircik neighborhood. We suspected it had been due to anthrax. We sent the samples to the lab and the results determined it to be anthrax. The Emirhisar, Haydan, Ömerli and İnceköy neighborhoods are under quarantine. Livestock sales are banned for at least 21 days,” he said.
Animal products had also been destroyed, stated Kocakaplan.
“If there is no trace of disease, the quarantine will be lifted after 21 days. Milk and cheese from the animals have been destroyed. We will start the vaccination process in the neighborhoods that are under quarantine,” he added.