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No anthrax and the beef is just fine

THE Shanghai Food Safety Office said yesterday that beef and beef products in the city are safe and always under strict supervision after some residents received short messages claiming 570 cows infected with anthrax had been transported from northeast China's Liaoning Province to Suzhou City in neighboring Jiangsu Province.

Health authorities in Suzhou had also dispelled similar rumors spread online in mid-August, claiming anthrax had spread to the city and warning people not to buy beef from local supermarkets as 570 cows with the disease had been brought into the city. Officials of the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the rumors were completely baseless and they had not found any sick cows in the city.

The Shanghai Health Bureau also reiterated yesterday that the city hasn't detected any cases of anthrax, a contagious disease that infects both livestock and humans, after people in Jiangsu and Liaoning provinces were diagnosed with the potentially fatal illness in August.


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