Dead Cow Tests Positive for Anthrax in NW Minnesota

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Dead Cow Tests Positive for Anthrax in NW Minnesota

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 2:54 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota health officials say anthrax caused the death of a four-year-old cow in the Northwestern part of the state this week.

The cow was found dead on a farm in Pennington County on Monday, becoming the first documented case of the disease in Minnesota in 2008.

Anthrax is a naturally occurring disease of both animals and humans caused by bacteria.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the herd has not been vaccinated for the disease and will remain under quarantine for 30 days.

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