Russia send troops to fight anthrax in Yamal region

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Russia to send military units of radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) to fight Anthrax in Yamal region.

Nine people from nomadic families, including five children, hospitalized from the Yamal region of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (YNAD) where recorded outbreak of anthrax, said regional authorities.

“At the district hospital in Salekhard are nine people, among them five children, the others – teenagers and young people – quoted TASS the press service of the Governor of the region Dmitry Kobylkin. Today is expected the results of tests for the presence of infectious agents”.

Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in four forms: skin, inhalation, intestinal, and injection.

According to the press service, the decision was made to admission of all children of nomads from the area of the outbreak of anthrax for additional screening by physicians, and currently is the movement of nomads from the danger zone.

Anthrax is spread by contact with the spores of the bacteria, which are often from infectious animal products. 

“In an area where the recorded infection was 63 persons in 12 families, reported on the website of the head region. – Tundra-dwellers are transported to two kilometers away from the hearth, they are constantly watched by the doctors. Among herders is an alert situation, to people with their reindeer avoided the emergency by other routes.”

The troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) were alerted and marched to  help  where they  need.


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