When the USSR had an accident with its chemical weapons in 1979–killing over 100 through Anthrax etc.


+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  18 Nov 1994:
Vol. 266, Issue 5188, pp. 1202-1208
DOI: 10.1126/science.7973702

Abstract

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 zone’s extended axis. The zone paralleled the northerly wind that prevailed shortly before the outbreak. It is concluded that the escape of an aerosol of anthrax pathogen at the military facility caused the outbreak.

The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak of 1979 | Science

science.sciencemag.org/content/266/5188/1202
by M Meselson – ‎1994 – ‎Cited by 952 – ‎Related articles

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. … It is concluded that the escape of an aerosol of anthrax pathogen at the military facility caused the outbreak.

Sverdlovsk anthrax leak – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverdlovsk_anthrax_leak

Sverdlovsk anthrax leak. The Sverdlovsk anthrax leak was an incident in which spores of anthrax were accidentally released from a military facility in the city of Sverdlovsk (formerly, and now again, Yekaterinburg) on April 2, 1979. This accident is sometimes called “biological Chernobyl”.

Anthrax at Sverdlovsk, 1979 – National Security Archive

The first reports emerged in October 1979 by way of a Russian-language newspaper in … The reports of a possible anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk linked to an …

The 1979 Anthrax Leak | Plague War | FRONTLINE | PBS

On April 2, 1979, there was an unusual anthrax outbreak which affected 94 people and killed at least 64 of them in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk (now called …

The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979

Early in 1980, reports appeared in the Western press of an anthrax epidemic in Sverdlovsk, a city of 1.2 million people 1400 km east of Moscow (3, 4). Later that …

The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979

Oct 25, 2001 – Source: Meselson M, Guillemin J,. Hugh-Jones M., et al. The Sverdlovsk. Anthrax Outbreak of 1979. Science. 266, 1202-1208, 1994.

The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979 – UCLA Fielding School of …

Before the bacteriological confirmation of anthrax, on 11 April (14b), patients were taken to hospitals served by the ambulance or polyclinic of first contact.

[PDF]The 1979 Anthrax Epidemic in the USSR – American Philosophical …

by J GUILLEMIN – ‎2002 – ‎Cited by 5 – ‎Related articles

that an epidemic of anthrax had occurred in Sverdlovsk in April–May … Yampolskaya, “The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979,” Science 266 (5188) (1994):.

[PDF]The Anthrax Solution: The Sverdlovsk Incident and … – Michael D. Gordin

Aug 22, 1990 – The Sverdlovsk incident was the first alleged violation to appear in the midst of this climate of distrust. In 1979, an anthrax outbreak in the Soviet …

USSR Anthrax Outbreak Still A Mystery – CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ussr-anthraxoutbreak-still-a-mystery/

In 1992, then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who in 1979 was Communist Party chief in Sverdlovsk, said in a newspaper interview that the outbreak was …

[PPT]Sverdlovsk: Anthrax case onsets – FDA

ANTHRAX Epidemiology 101 … Probable frequency: one outbreak per 64 infected animals eaten.Anthrax status … without cases). Sverdlovsk incident (1979).

WashingtonPost.com: Cold War Report

Today, the anthrax epidemic remains the subject of mystery and official … On April 5, 1979, after learning of the first deaths in the Sverdlovsk epidemic, Ilyenko …

Sverdlovsk Incident | The deadliest anthrax incident Accident …

articles.baltimoresun.com/1998-02-20/…/1998051084_1_anthraxsverdlovsk-mosco…

Feb 20, 1998 – It was an accidental outbreak of anthrax in the city of Sverdlovsk in 1979, and it now appears that the disease was both more widespread and …

Analysis identifies anthrax used as a Soviet bioweapon – STAT News

https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/27/anthrax-soviet-bioweapon/

Sep 27, 2016 – An accidental release of deadly anthrax from a Soviet military facility killed 64 … Fred Grinberg/Sputnik via AP The city of Sverdlovsk, now called … Already, expertise developed from researching the 1979 anthrax outbreak has …

Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak – The New York Times

We are in the first stage of a trip to investigate the cause of the worst anthrax … The outbreak occurred in April and May 1979 in Sverdlovsk, an industrial city in …

Epidemiology – Geographies of Bioweapons

sites.middlebury.edu/bioweapons/epidemiology/

Meselson et al, “The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979,” Science 266 (1994): 1202–8. … Fearing that the anthrax outbreak might expose Soviet era biological …

[PDF]The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak of 1979

Oct 8, 1988 – 230. The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak at 1979. Matthew S. Mesel son o-f Harvard has just written a definitive assessment of the huge anthrax …

[PDF]Atmospheric Conditions Surrounding the Anthrax Outbreak of …

phys-webapps.csuchico.edu/~sdmayor/GEOS517/Phillips_paper.pdf

by B Phillips – ‎Related articles

April 2nd, 1979 in Sverdlovsk, Russia (now Ekaterinburg) anthrax was released from a … Please note at the time of this outbreak Russia did not allow anyone …

Guillemin publications – University of Sussex

“The Political Determinants of Late Diagnosis: The 1979 Sverdlovsk Anthrax Epidemic and the 1972 Smallpox Epidemic” in R. Gupta and M. Perio (eds.) …

Advertisements

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to When the USSR had an accident with its chemical weapons in 1979–killing over 100 through Anthrax etc.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s