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Flood waters may increase risk of exposure to anthrax spores

After late snowfall and recent rain, some areas of the northern Plains have experienced flooding. While the moisture is a welcome respite for many from the dry weather of 2021, in areas with a history of anthrax, flood waters may increase the risk of exposure to anthrax spores.

Erosion that occurs with flooding increases the chance that animals will ingest the spores of anthrax, warns NDSU Extension Veterinarian Gerald Stokka.

Anthrax is a disease in cattle, humans and other species caused by a bacteria known asĀ Bacillus…

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