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Boiling your meat well does not kill anthrax Disease.



Boiling your meat well does not kill anthrax Disease.

Dr Obi Ogar, Director of Veterinary Services, Cross River Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has disclosed that well-boiled meat does not prevent one from contracting anthrax after consumption.

Ogar made this disclosure in a chat in Calabar.

He was reacting to claims in some quarters that boiling meat properly could kill the pathogen that causes anthrax.

Anthrax is a deadly bacterial and zoonotic disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. It also occurs primarily in cattle, sheep, and goats and could affect other animals.

He said the bacterium could only be destroyed using heat through incineration, which will burn the substance to ashes.

Boiling your meat well does not kill anthrax Disease.

He said that disposing of an animal that dies of anthrax should be done in a bottomless grave, after which disinfectant and chemicals should be poured on the carcass before covering it to prevent any escape.

“This organism is not killed by the heat from our kitchens but from incineration, thereby burning the substance to ashes, which renders the meat useless to the owner,” he said.

Ogar said the public should desist from eating bush meat for the time being because the disease is zoonotic and could also affect animals in the wild.

He advised Nigerians to buy their meat from approved meat markets, not roadsides because no one could guarantee where they get their heart.

TNG recalls that a few weeks ago, anthrax was reported in some neighbouring West African countries, and just last week, it was reported in Suleja, Niger State, Nigeria.


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