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Horse Corpses Burned Due to Anthrax

In a massive fire near Reykholt, four horses dead from Anthrax were cremated. Ten people were treated with antibiotics due to exposure to the animals.

The Director of Contagious Diseases at the Hospitals of Iceland expects no more cases of Anthrax, and no crossover from animals to people. However, the Sigurdur Sigurdsson, the Chief Veterinarian of Iceland, has posted advertisements asking that anyone who knows of animals buried after Anthrax contagion report them. Anthrax remains contagious even after buried, according to Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson also pointed out that a cow that had died of Anthrax had been buried decades ago in what is now Hlemmur in the center of Reykjavík. He warns that if there are any construction projects in the area, it is essential to notify veterinary authorities.

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