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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 - 16:50
Russia Anthrax Outbreak Affects Dozens In North Siberia
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Ninety people are undergoing hospital checks in remote northern Russia because of an anthrax outbreak that killed a boy on Monday.

Eight people are confirmed as infected with anthrax, a rare but deadly bacterial disease. It is believed to have spread from reindeer.

More than 2,300 reindeer have died in the outbreak, in the Yamalo-Nenets region of Siberia. Reindeer-herding families have been moved out.

A heatwave has fuelled the disease.

Temperatures in the danger zone - now under quarantine - have soared to 35C.

Russia has sent troops trained for biological warfare to help deal with the emergency.

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