Anthrax Claims Two in Namibia

The recent anthrax outbreak, which claimed two lives, has prompted the government to start a cattle vaccination programme in the Oshikoto Region.

  • Namibia:  Two Die of Anthrax in Oshikoto

    The Namibian, 23 January 2013

    THE director of health in the Oshikoto Region, Peter Angala, has confirmed that two people from villages in the Oniipa constituency have died after eating beef from cattle infected ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Anthrax Vaccinations Start in Oshikoto

    New Era, 23 January 2013

    Health authorities in the Oshikoto Region yesterday cordoned off the Omadhiya village and started to vaccinate all livestock in the village. read more »

  • Namibia:  Anthrax Outbreak Strikes Oshikoto

    New Era, 21 January 2013

    The Oshikoto Regional Health Directorate is hard at work to trace thousands of people believed to have been exposed to anthrax-infected beef. read more »

  • Namibia:  Anthrax Not Ruled Out in Omaheke

    The Namibian, 13 April 2012

    ONLY one of the five recent 'mysterious' deaths in the Omaheke Region appears to have been related to anthrax. read more »

  • Namibia:  Mystery Disease Kills Five in Omaheke

    The Namibian, 28 March 2012

    FIVE people have died in the Omaheke Region from what is believed to be either anthrax or Congo fever. read more »

  • Namibia:  Health Services Await Test Results From SA Anthrax Report Causes Scare in Omaheke

    New Era, 28 March 2012

    The Omaheke Regional Health Director, Puumue Katjiuanjo, said news reports that three people died from anthrax and that two more were being treated at the Gobabis State Hospital ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Anthrax Kills Three Farm-Workers

    New Era, 27 March 2012

    Three workers from Farm Kroonster 448 in the Omaheke Region died in the Gobabis State Hospital last week from an illness related to anthrax. read more »

  • Namibia:  Northern Anthrax Fears Tamed (opinion)

    Namibia Economist, 3 July 2009

    The risk of an anthrax outbreak in the flood stricken areas in the north motivated the Veterinary Association of Namibia to donate vaccines to the Directorate of Veterinary ... read more »

  • Namibia:  Caprivi in Anthrax Scare

    New Era, 2 September 2008

    A mysterious disease believed to be anthrax is exerting a grim toll on Caprivi's elephant herd, wiping out large numbers of these majestic wild animals particularly in the area of ... read more »