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Hundreds of Sheep Slaughtered to Contain Anthrax Outbreak

On their way to an ancestral ceremony, ethnic Manchu citizens in China's Heilongjiang province pass by a flock of sheep, on Nov. 12, 2010. Photo: VCG
On their way to an ancestral ceremony, ethnic Manchu citizens in China's Heilongjiang province pass by a flock of sheep, on Nov. 12, 2010. Photo: VCG

Heilongjiang provincial animal disease control and prevention authorities have ordered the culling of hundreds of sheep suspected of having anthrax in the latest scare involving the deadly virus to hit China.

More than 250 sheep at a farm in Yilan county, about 180 miles northeast of the provincial capital of Harbin, were put to death in recent days over fears of anthrax infections, China News Service reported Wednesday, citing local governments.

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