Russian Town Quarantined Over Anthrax Outbreak


THE MOSCOW TIMES – A town in the midwest Russian region of Tatarstan has been placed under quarantine after a local resident was diagnosed with anthrax. The region’s head, Rustam Minnikhanov, on Thursday declared a two-month ban on transporting animals and animal products into or out of the town of Lyuga, which is seeing the region’s first anthrax case in 11 years. Local residents are also prohibited from slaughtering livestock for consumption and from using milk produced by animals that could be infected. Continue Reading


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