Global & Disaster Medicine

4/2/1979: The world’s first anthrax epidemic begins in Ekaterinburg, Russia (now Sverdlosk) eventualy killing 62 and seriously injuring another 32

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“……workers at the Ekaterinburg weapons plant failed to replace a crucial filter, causing a release of anthrax spores into the outside air. The wind carried the spores to a farming area and infected people and livestock in the area.….”


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