A 12-year-old boy died from anthrax in an outbreak that has sickened at least 8 others in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula.
The boy, from a reindeer herding family, died after eating infected venison.
As of yesterday, 72 people were under close hospital observation as well. Authorities are investigating possible sources of the outbreak, including infected human remains from a local burial ground or a reindeer corpse thawing in a recent heat wave.
The Siberian Times
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