Georgia, Tbilisi, July 18 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
A 64-year-old man died from anthrax in Georgia, the Tbilisi Infectious Diseases Hospital told Trend. He became infected when cutting the carcass of an animal at his home in the Tetritskaro region (Kakheti, eastern Georgia).
He turned to the local hospital only six days after, when he was urgently transferred to Tbilisi. Doctors were unable to save his life in time.
According doctors, the disease took on a generic form. The patient had renal failure and lung cancer.
Doctors have noted a sharp increase in the cases of anthrax infection in Georgia. Some 18 cases of the disease were recorded in six months in 2011, while only eight cases of the disease were seen in 2010.