Anthrax kills 40 cattle in Australia, disease contained: Government
SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australia, the world's No. 3 largest beef exporter, said it has confirmed that approximately 40 head of cattle have been killed by anthrax, but it expects the impact of the disease has been curtailed.
The outbreak was found at two properties in Moree, north-west New South Wales, the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said.
The government department said all remaining cattle have now been vaccinated, and there have been no further deaths on either property since March 9.
"Extensive tracing has confirmed that animals have not left the property and that the disease has not spread to other properties," Mr Steve Green, a spokesperson for the DPI, said in an emailed statement to Reuters.