Human anthrax in India: urgent need for effective prevention.

  title={Human anthrax in India: urgent need for effective prevention.},
  author={Ajay Sujit Kumar and Reba Kanungo and Sanjay Bhattacharya and Soumya Badrinath and Tarun Kumar Dutta and R. P. Swaminathan},
  journal={The Journal of communicable diseases},
  volume={32 4},
Anthrax is a zoonotic illness caused by Bacillus anthracis. Sporadic cases continue to be reported from many parts of the world. From India, both sporadic cases and outbreaks are being reported regularly. The Union Territory of Pondicherry (a former French colony) lies on the coast of Bay of Bengal, where the incidence of anthrax is on the rise with 28 cases being detected in the year 1999 and 2000 alone. So far, about 34 human cases have been encountered in this region. Recently, an increase… CONTINUE READING