The death of Hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park has been contained according to Tom Okello, The queen Elizabeth conservation area manager.
More than 100 hippos died in July following an outbreak of anthrax. The anthrax was first reported in June 2010, when 29 carcasses were found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Kazinga Channel.
Okello says no deaths have been recorded in the last two weeks. He explains that anthrax cannot spread during the rainy season because the bacteria that causes it, dwells in dry soils.
Okello is optimistic that the disease has been brought under control, and that it could take some time before a possible outbreak.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to about 54,000 hippos.