‘Zombie anthrax’ not only deadly disease that could re-emerge as Siberia permafrost thaws – National | Globalnews.ca

Researchers in the area say the anthrax outbreak should serve as a warning that other diseases could be lurking in the permafrost, like smallpox. http://glbn.ca/2Kf7Nd

Forty people were infected and a 12-year-old boy died after contracting anthrax after an outbreak in northern Siberia last month that was allegedly caused by a thawing reindeer carcass.

Source: ‘Zombie anthrax’ not only deadly disease that could re-emerge as Siberia permafrost thaws – National | Globalnews.ca

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