French farms hit by worst anthrax outbreak in two decades

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Authorities in France's south-east Hautes-Alpes region said more than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died from an outbreak of anthrax, which can spread to humans and is deadly in its rarest forms, after it spread spread to 28 farms in the area since June.

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More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage, reports Channel NewsAsia.