The worst outbreak of anthrax in Bangladesh’s history has occurred during the Islamic festival of Eid, which is usually the busiest time of year for cattle traders.

Anthrax has not been confirmed in this cow, though it looks very unwell...

Cattle traders at Gabtali cattle market, one of Dhaka’s largest, reported that sales have declined by 90 percent.

A cattle trader sleeps on the job

Although no human deaths have been reported amongst the 400 confirmed cases, the general population has naturally shied away from purchasing beef.

A government poster warns against incorrect methods of slaughtering anthrax-infected cows

Gabtali cattle market, Dhaka

He's smiling for the photo, but cattle traders are feeling despondent by low sales

Gabtali cattle market, Dhaka

Please click here for a link to my report on IRIN, the UN’s news service.