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Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« on: July 28, 2016, 04:37:23 PM »
The warmer than usual temps in Siberia, are causing some unusual events.

Anthrax sickens 13 in western Siberia, and a thawed-out reindeer corpse may be to blame

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/28/anthrax-sickens-13-in-western-siberia-and-a-thawed-out-reindeer-corpse-may-be-to-blame/
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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 08:58:28 AM »
Russia sends military planes, biohazard troops to fight Siberian anthrax outbreak

https://www.rt.com/news/354057-russia-anthrax-outbreak-siberia/
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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 05:49:51 PM »
It's kinda scary to think what else is laying dormant in the permafrost.
Global warming might end up having far greater effects, than oceans rising, maybe there's a virus that will be far worse than anything we have faced in modern times.

Siberia anthrax outbreak: 12yo boy killed, 8 infected as disease returns after 75 years

https://www.rt.com/news/354139-anthrax-siberia-boy-dead/
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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 06:14:57 PM »
Interesting.  Something from the Ice Age that is dormant for thousands of years will defrost and then become reactivated.  Maybe there will be hope for cryogenics after all?   :eeekk: :whist11:

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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 07:04:18 PM »
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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 01:14:56 PM »
Best not to drink reindeer blood  :sick0012:

The Siberian plague.
As global warming melts the permafrost, anthrax and other pathogens arise from their centuries-old slumber

http://rbth.com/longreads/siberian_plague/http://rbth.com/longreads/siberian_plague/
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Re: Anthrax, sickens 13 in western Siberia.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 01:54:06 AM »


Smallpox could return as Siberia's melting permafrost exposes ancient graves

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/smallpox-siberia-return-climate-change-global-warming-permafrost-melt-a7194466.html

Wow, thats some scary stuff!

btw, I love your avatar Tom. Tom and Jerry was a favorite of mine growing up :)