Before the hunting season wrapped up in Zambia
at the end of October, at least one Hunting Report
subscriber had his safari cancelled by an outbreak of anthrax in the area he was slated to hunt. As an Email Extra subscriber you received a bulletin
several weeks ago warning about the anthrax outbreak in the Chama District of the Eastern Province and the Luangwa area of the Lower Zambezi. More than 200 cases of suspected infection were reported and several deaths linked to the outbreak, which also killed more than 90 hippopotami in the Luangwa River.
The outbreak was first detected in early September, and infected areas in Chama were reportedly closed. According to Phil Minnaar of the Professional Hunters Association of Zambia
(PHAZ), the outbreak in the Zambezi was mainly in the Lower Zambezi National Park in an area densely populated with hippos.....