The animal research and diagnostic lab at South Dakota State University has confirmed the presence of Anthrax in a beef herd West of the Missouri River.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Anthrax can cause severe illness in humans and animals. CDC lists Anthrax as

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Three studies have been published describing water and foodborne outbreaks in India and the Philippines.

The articles, in a supplement of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, involve Salmonella, Hepatitis A and suspected anthrax. They are accepted conference abstracts that were to be presented at the International Congress on Infectious
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A federal review of laboratories handling many of the most dangerous pathogens on the planet, including some that can be foodborne such as Brucella and bacterium that cause botulism poisoning, shows room for improvement.

The “high-containment laboratories” are overseen by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services via
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