The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak of 1979.

@article{Meselson1994TheSA,
  title={The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak of 1979.},
  author={Matthew Meselson and Jeanne Guillemin and M Hugh-jones and Alexander D. Langmuir and I. K. Popova and Alexis Shelokov and Olga V Yampolskaya},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={266 5188},
  pages={
          1202-8
        }
}
In April and May 1979, an unusual anthrax epidemic occurred in Sverdlovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Soviet officials attributed it to consumption of contaminated meat. U.S. agencies attributed it to inhalation of spores accidentally released at a military microbiology facility in the city. Epidemiological data show that most victims worked or lived in a narrow zone extending from the military facility to the southern city limit. Farther south, livestock died of anthrax along the… Expand
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