"Anthrax Outbreak Strikes Russian Arctic Amid Unusually Hot Summer"

"An anthrax outbreak in remote western Siberia has led to the hospitalization of at least 90 people in the Arctic town of Salekhard, with at least 20 confirmed cases of the illness. One person, a 12-year-old boy, has died from anthrax according to the TASS News Agency and other media reports.

The outbreak has hit local reindeer populations especially hard, with at least 2,300 animals reported dead.

The anthrax outbreak, a rare though not unheard of event in Russia, may be just the latest sign of how global warming is transforming the planet's coldest regions."

Andrew Freedman reports for Mashable August 3, 2016.

Source: Mashable, 08/04/2016