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Russia sends military planes, biohazard troops to fight Siberian anthrax outbreak

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:32 AM
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This article talks about the 1500 rain deer that have died; some by heat and some by Anthrax. A couple of things of note IMO is the average temperatures for the area and the unbelievable temps they have been experiencing.. I have not seen the temperature records for the area but I can only assume the high temps are very rare.


The biggest challenge the operation is facing is logistics. Yamal is Russia’s fifth-largest region, with an area comparable to Turkey and bigger than the US state of Texas. Half of the region is above the Arctic Circle while the area is mainly made up of permafrost planes, cold swamps and taiga forests.

This is the first outbreak of anthrax in Yamal since 1941 and is likely to have been caused by an extraordinary heat wave. The temperature average for July is around 17 degrees Celsius. However, this month, the temperature has climbed to as high as 35 degrees. A number of the reindeer have died from overheating, rather than from anthrax.

It is believed the extreme heat melted part of the permafrost where a reindeer was buried after dying from the disease over 70 years ago and anthrax was subsequently released into the atmosphere.

Anthrax bacteria can lay dormant for decades or even centuries in spore form while retaining viability.


www.rt.com...

This link from Zero Hedge has a slightly different take on the numbers than the RT article

Outbreak? Russian Bio Warfare Troops Rushed To Arctic Due To "Dangerous Infection"

www.zerohedge.com...

The Russian military has reportedly sent biological warfare teams to the Russian arctic in northern Siberia after at least 40 people and 1,200 reindeer died as the result of a violent and rapid spread of what is believed to be Bacillus Anthracis, more commonly known as Anthrax.



The claim that the Anthrax infection originated in nature sounds legitimate enough, but one can never discount the possibility of the involvement of state-sponsored or rogue assets, as has been noted in a recent release of U.S. government documents which expose widespread human experimentation programs utilizing chemical, biological and radiological weapons:

“…we have identified hundreds of radiological, chemical, and biological tests and experiments in which hundreds of thousands of people were used as test subjects. These tests and experiments often involved hazardous substances such as radiation, blister and nerve agents, biological agents, and lysergic acid diethylamide ('___'). In some cases, basic safeguards to protect people were either not in place or not followed. For example, some tests and experiments were conducted in secret; others involved the use of people without their knowledge or consent or their full knowledge of the risks involved.”




posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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So sorry to hear this. I hope they get it wiped-out quickly.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Sounds like an awfully nasty mess... I feel naive that I wasn't aware of "natural" anthrax outbreaks, I thought it was just something psychos use to try to scare and hurt certain targets. I guess it makes sense though. Highly dangerous bacterium...



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...

In humans, it causes inflammatory black, necrotic lesions of the skin (and a bunch of other awful symptoms)

that's got to be painful..



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:45 AM
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Epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been a major killer of deer here in the US for some time now. Some say it closely resembles anthrax . That is what the original diagnosis was at the start. I wonder if it has spread to other countries.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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This is only to be expected with the thawing of permafrost in Siberia. Greenland is another area for concern but Siberia is the main worry. There are all sorts of nasty bacteria waiting below the permafrost and ice caps. And with ever more access to these areas by people and wildlife, outbreaks are inevitable.

The worrying aspect is that some bacteria have been "buried" for hundreds of thousands of years, meaning modern man has had no exposure - so the question would be how would we cope? We could realistically be confronted by bacteria we have never experienced, meaning no vaccines.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
This is only to be expected with the thawing of permafrost in Siberia. Greenland is another area for concern but Siberia is the main worry. There are all sorts of nasty bacteria waiting below the permafrost and ice caps. And with ever more access to these areas by people and wildlife, outbreaks are inevitable.

The worrying aspect is that some bacteria have been "buried" for hundreds of thousands of years, meaning modern man has had no exposure - so the question would be how would we cope? We could realistically be confronted by bacteria we have never experienced, meaning no vaccines.


gizmodo.com...

While the idea of frozen life forms waking up and wreaking havoc sounds borderline supernatural, scientists have been aware that this can happen for a long time. As I wrote last year, a new field of study called “resurrection ecology” has sprung up around the discovery that certain bacteria, fungi, plants, and even animals will sometimes thaw out after long periods of suspended animation—up to millions of years, if the preservation conditions are good—and go about their business again.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I believe the melting permafrost portion of the story is a red herring.
The spores retain viability without being frozen.
If an animal dies from anthrax infection and the body is buried in dirt, the spores can survive without being frozen.



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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Not as bad as man flu though
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Isn't there a Scottish Island which they tested Anthrax on and no one can go there for years?.
found it.

We actually cleaned it up


en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 2-8-2016 by TheKnightofDoom because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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www.nbcnews.com...

I've been watching this for a few days now, this is the same area that the "mysterious sinkholes" have been found and have been being studied as the permafrost has been melting.

siberiantimes.com...

There were some threads here about it.
The Nenet Peoples have been caught between oil drilling, reindeer herding restrictions and now this. It's an area of Russia with difficult travel restrictions, even for their own citizens.


Interesting blog about travel in the Yamal region.
www.yamalpeninsulatravel.com...

I wouldn't go by ZeroHedges speculation about bio-warfare, that seems like click-bait. This story has been unfolding for more than a week now and that's the first source I've seen getting all dramatic. Anthrax is a naturally occurring thing and crops up periodically even here in grazing lands. Nothing nefarious.






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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
This is only to be expected with the thawing of permafrost in Siberia. Greenland is another area for concern but Siberia is the main worry. There are all sorts of nasty bacteria waiting below the permafrost and ice caps. And with ever more access to these areas by people and wildlife, outbreaks are inevitable.

The worrying aspect is that some bacteria have been "buried" for hundreds of thousands of years, meaning modern man has had no exposure - so the question would be how would we cope? We could realistically be confronted by bacteria we have never experienced, meaning no vaccines.


"They dig it up, cart it back, it thaws out, wakes up..."

Clip from, The Thing



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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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Does Dr. Sebi cure anthrax?

That isn't on your list ....

How is your post related to this thread?



posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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Child, 12, died from anthrax, as nine cases confirmed of the deadly disease
siberiantimes.com...




*Note the comment at end of article left by Bernard:
“I do very much appreciate your intelligent and well written Siberian Times articles.
I am an observer living in a land far away, the ground used to be hard as a rock ice, or harder than rocks, older than some rocks, newer than others.

The ground is literally melting away. Turning into a gooey, sticky icky and widespread meltdown event. as the ground thaws out and the ice melts out , the remaining residue has the viscosity of soup. It is everywhere.
Has anyone given any thought to what happens, when the ground thaws deeper, maybe to a point where it unfreezes the flow channels of molten magma fresh from the hottest part of the inner core of the planet, the water levels are rather shallow in the arctic, the ntire melted permafrost region will transform to a boiling brew, the magma will be on the surface, as it emerges from the depths? All that methane, all that heat. Oh my.

I do hope we have a plan B. once the flow begins of the heat channels are no longer frozen solid, every dormant volcanoe that ever lived is going to wake up in a environment that favours explosive release from really deep down. One big noise, one big continuing fire.”

20 people now infected by zombie anthrax outbreak in Siberia, say officials

siberiantimes.com...







Praying for them scary stuff...

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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Thank you for the updates!
This is getting worse very fast.




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