Both cases are reported in the Russian Republic of Chuvashia, according to the governor
FILE PHOTO: A quarantine checkpoint in Russia’s Altai Region in 2012. © Sputnik / Alexandr Kryazhev
Two people have contracted the dangerous bacterial infection Anthrax in Russia’s Republic of Chuvashia about 430 miles east of Moscow, it was announced on Wednesday.
The republic’s Governor Oleg Nikolaev relayed the news on Telegram that the patients have been hospitalized with confirmed diagnoses and are currently receiving the necessary treatment.
Medics in charge describe the conditions of the two infected persons as “moderate,” Nikolaev said, adding that their lives were out of danger.
All persons who have had contact with the Anthrax patients have also been put under medical supervision and provided with preventive treatment, the governor also reported.
Chuvashia’s consumer-rights protection service, veterinary service and the country’s Interior Ministry are working together to prevent the further spread of the infection, he wrote.
“The main goal is to ensure the safety of the residents of our region, and it’ll be achieved,” he assured Telegram readers.