The Federal Government has confirmed the first case of Anthrax in Nigeria after disclosing on Monday that the disease was detected in a farm in Niger State.
Making this known in a statement on Monday, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that it “is deeply concerned to announce the confirmation of an anthrax case in Niger State, Nigeria”.

Anthrax, a deadly bacterial infection, can pose a significant threat to human health.

Taking preventative measures against this deadly infection is crucial.


Here are essential steps to safeguard yourself.

Stay Informed

Stay updated on anthrax outbreaks and incidents in your region or areas you plan to visit.


Keep up to date on the warning signs, symptoms, and preventive measures recommended by local health authorities.


If you are in a high-risk profession or an area prone to anthrax, consider getting vaccinated.


The vaccine is particularly recommended for groups such as military personnel, laboratory workers, and veterinarians due to their increased likelihood of exposure.

Practice Good Hygiene

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or touching your face.

When soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitisers will do the work.

Animal Contact

Furthermore, you need to avoid coming into direct touch with sick or dead animals, especially if the virus is known to be present.


If you work with animals, follow proper safety protocols, use personal protective equipment, and maintain good hygiene practices.

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