Human cases of anthrax are also common in Africa, which has the ideal climate for the disease; approximately 2,000 people are affected by anthrax each year in Africa alone. He cautioned that the correct loss of life could be higher because of the likelihood that crocodiles may have eaten a portion of the remains.
There were an estimated 1,300 hippos in Namibia before the latest deaths, so this means a significant proportion of them are affected.
It's now unclear if there have been more deaths than the reported 109, as local wildlife such as crocodiles and vultures have been consuming the bodies.
Kannyinga also said such outbreaks were frequent. One service official said Namibia had never observed anything like this.
Humans can become exposed to the spores by handling infected animals tissues or pelts or by breathing them in, which is especially deadly, according to the FDA.
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Kieng said two police officers who were in the vehicle and the driver also sustained bullet wounds and were rushed to hospital. Two people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a university in Kenya.
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