INTERNATIONAL: Russia anthrax outbreak affects dozens

BBC
Anthrax bacteria under a microscope - livestock are most at risk while grazing.SCIENCE PHOTO

Anthrax bacteria under a microscope – livestock are most at risk while grazing.SCIENCE PHOTO

BBC – Ninety people are undergoing hospital checks in remote northern Russia because of an anthrax outbreak that killed a boy on Monday.

Eight people are confirmed as infected with anthrax, a rare but deadly bacterial disease. It is believed to have spread from reindeer.
More than 2,300 reindeer have died in the outbreak, in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Siberia. Reindeer-herding families have been moved out.
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