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No Anthrax in deer death at IIT Madras:TN veterinary university report

- March 24, 2022

Chennai, March 24 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu Principal Chief conservator of forests and Chief Wildlife Warden has in a statement on Wednesday said that the results of the blood samples of three deers that died at IIT Madras campus did not have traces of anthrax disease.

The statement said that the blood smear samples sent to the Laboratory in Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Tanvus)tested negative for anthrax genome.

It may be noted that IIT Madras had reported last Thursday that three spotted deer were found dead on its campus and the forest department sent the samples to Tanvus.

IIT Madras had issued a circular to all the members of the faculty, staff, students, and residents to alert the control room about the animals in distress.

The institute also said that its campus has around 400 spotted deer and a statement from the institute said that it has appealed to the Chief Wildlife Warden to monitor closely the deer population and to ensure adequate measures for their protection.

The statement also said that the test report from Tansus allayed the fear of an anthrax outbreak.