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Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change kills boy in Arctic Circle

salekhard, russia
A family is seen 150km from the town of Salekhard, Russia on 2 May 2016. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Seventy-two nomadic herders, including 41 children, were hospitalised in far north Russia after the region began experiencing abnormally high temperatures

August 2, 2016 — A 12-year-old boy in the far north of Russia has died in an outbreak of anthrax that experts believe was triggered when unusually warm weather caused the release of the bacteria.  Continue reading Anthrax outbreak triggered by climate change kills boy in Arctic Circle