The authorities in the Kostroma region can not find the location of more than 300 dangerous for human and animal burials of cattle died of anthrax, said on Friday regional management Rosselkhoznadzor.
According to the archives, in the Kostroma region, there are 354 anthrax burial. However, registered in the public veterinary supervision only 31 to locating the burial.
"The exact location of other animal burial after so many years is not possible" — said in a statement.
Agency said that the first known outbreak of anthrax in the Kostroma province registered in 1894 in Nerekhta district. The last case of the disease occurred in 1979 in Manturovsky area. Each year, the authorities are monitoring anthrax cattle burial. Surveys found that 14 state cemeteries do not meet health standards. Some are no fences around the perimeter of burial, no warning notices "Anthrax" and driveways littered with household waste. Municipalities where infringements, inspectors sent instructions demanded to bring the territory of cemeteries in proper condition.
Anthrax — especially dangerous infectious diseases of animals and humans. Infection of humans occurs in the care of sick animals, in the process of slaughtering, skinning, butchering carcasses, meat cooking, cleaning and disposal of carcasses, storage, transportation, processing and marketing of primary infected animal products, as well as by contact with contaminated soil. The disease in humans is most often seen as an infection of the integument and sometimes complicated anthrax sepsis. Anthrax spores are extremely resistant to chemical disinfectants. They remain in the water for years, decades — in the soil. Dry heat at a temperature of 120-140 degrees kills them after 2-4 hours, boiling — 15-30 minutes.