The Sverdlovsk Antrax Epidemic
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...anthrax, which had an effect on 96 people and left not less than sixty-four dead. While the first victim passed away four days later, the last one passed away six weeks later (Pbs.org, 1995). Seventeen of these cases were said to coetaneous while seventy-nine were gastrointestinal. The epidemic has raised heated international speculation and debate with regard to whether it was accidental or natural and, if inadvertent, if it emanated from activities prohibited by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (Meselson, et al., 2000... The Sverdlovsk Antrax Epidemic Introduction On April 2, 1979, the Soviet of Sverdlovsk, located approximately 850 miles east of Moscow, experienced an unusual outbreak of...