DEVELOPING: Reports are indicating that Biological warfare troops have been rushed to the Russian Arctic as concerns are growing over a serious anthrax outbreak is taking place in the region. As of now, there have been a total 40 people – more than half of them children that have been hospitalised amid fears they may have contracted the deadly infection.
Excerpt From The Sun:
This follows the death of 1,200 reindeer suspected of contracting the disease after a contaminated corpse – buried at least 70 years ago – thawed because of a heatwave in the Yamal peninsula in northern Siberia. Russian experts have blamed global warming for the prolonged high temperatures – of up to 35C – at the Tarko-Sale Faktoria camp, north of the Arctic Circle. There were dramatic scenes as the Russian army’s Chemical, Radioactive and Biological Protection Corps, equipped with masks and bio-warfare protective clothing, flew to to regional capital Salekhard on a military Il-76 aircraft to deal with the emergency.