Five people in Hungary monitored for suspected anthrax infection

July 4, 2014 7:36 AM

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An infection of deadly anthrax has been identified in beef in eastern Hungary and five people are being monitored in hospital for suspected symptoms of the disease, the health authority ANTSZ said on Friday.

It said the disease was identified in frozen beef after two cattle were illegally slaughtered in a farm in Tiszafured, a town about 160 km east of Budapest.

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