BUDAPEST, July 8 An infection of deadly anthrax
has been identified in beef in Heves county in eastern Hungary
and one person showing symptoms is receiving medical treatment,
the veterinary authority NEBIH said in a statement on its
website late on Monday.
It said the disease was identified in a cow slaughtered in
a home. Last week anthrax was identified in frozen beef in a
different part of Hungary after two cattle were slaughtered
illegally on a farm.
NEBIH said the two cases were not related. It said animals
are infected via feedstock, such as by grazing in contaminated
fields. The anthrax bacteria can spread after floods or during
longer periods of drought when wells become contaminated, the
(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by David Goodman)