Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The government on Sunday issued red alert across the country following the spread of anthrax in new districts.
Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas told media about the government decision. 
The minister said all the concerned including the livestock departments and civil surgeons are asked to remain on high alert, according to reports. 
So far anthrax spread into six districts of the country. The disease was first identified in Sirajganj on August 20 this year and then it spread out into Pabna on August 22, Tangail on August 31, Kushtia on September 1 and Meherpur and Chuadanga on September 4.
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