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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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India: Anthrax cases rise in Visakha Agency

The number of cutaneous anthrax cases in Visakha Agency in northern Andhra Pradesh, India has risen since first reported a week ago with the case tally is now in the dozens. Anthrax image/Janice Carr-CDC Nineteen More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Pentagon blamed for ‘live anthrax’ shipped all over the globe

New reports are pointing to the Pentagon and “ineffective sterilization methods for killing the deadly bacteria” as reasons for live anthrax shipped to over 192 chemical labs over the past ten years. As More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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67 people hospitalized with suspected anthrax in Kenya

Sixty-seven people, including 34 children have been hospitalized  in Igembe North, Kenya after apparently consuming an anthrax-tainted cow, according to a report in The Star today. According to the report,  Area More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Anthrax-tainted meat the source of Zimbabwe outbreak, 33 people affected

Anthrax-tainted cow meat consumed during the holiday season has been pinpointed as the source of an outbreak of the dangerous bacterial disease in Makoni District, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe, according to a More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Zambia: Anthrax outbreak infects nine in Luampa district

An outbreak of the serious bacterial disease, anthrax, has decimated three herds of cattle and sickened at least nine people in the Luampa district of Western Province in Zambia, according to a Post Online report More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Russia: Anthrax infects two in the North Caucasus region

An emergency notice has been issued in Russia’s North Caucasus region after at least two people have been diagnosed with anthrax, according to an RIA Novosti report Tuesday. Image/CIA The report notes a More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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India: At least 35 people sickened with suspected anthrax in Odisha

Some 35 people in Angul district in Odisha have presented with symptoms consistent with cutaneous anthrax sending fear into the community, according to the New Indian Express today. Anthrax image/Janice Carr-CDC All More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Anthrax outbreak kills more than three dozen cattle in New South Wales

At least 37 cattle have died on two properties at Moree state in north-western New South Wales, according to a ABC News report today. The anthrax outbreak, the first in four years in the state, was confirmed by the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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3,000 at risk for anthrax infection in Oshikoto region, Namibia

Anthrax Image/CIA Two people are dead and some 3,000 people are at risk of infection with anthrax after being exposed to anthrax tainted meat in the Oshikoto region of Namibia, according to an AllAfrica report More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Zimbabwe: More than 20 villagers hospitalized with anthrax after eating contaminated meat in Makoni District

Image/Agricultural Research Service/USDA More than 20 villagers from the northeastern Zimbabwe village of Masvosva, Makoni District have contracted the bacterial disease, anthrax, after butchering and eating infected More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Europe anthrax outbreak linked to heroin use now at 13 cases

Public domain photo/Psychonaught The ongoing anthrax outbreak in Europe seen in injectable heroin users increased by one case, after the British Health Protection Agency (HPA) officials reported a fatality in a More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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US Embassy in Stockholm evacuated after receiving letter with ‘mysterious powder’

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm was evacuated Wednesday after receiving a letter containing an unknown substance, police said. Americans may be reminded of the anthrax scares from a decade ago as a white powder was More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Anthrax outbreaks reported in Siberia and Kyrgyzstan

An outbreak of the bacterial disease, anthrax, in the Siberian village of Druzhba has left one person dead and 10 others hospitalized as the Russian government declared a state of emergency in the area in a bid More...


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