Siberian heat wave unleashes deadly ‘zombie anthrax’ outbreak

Hmmh.


Russian biowarfare troops incinerating potentially infected reindeer carcasses at high temperatures. Image: Vesti, from the Yamal Region in Russia
Russian biowarfare troops incinerating potentially infected reindeer carcasses at high temperatures. Image: Vesti, from the Yamal Region in Russia.

Siberian heat wave unleashes deadly ‘zombie anthrax’ outbreak:

At least 90 people have been hospitalized from an anthrax outbreak in Russia, including 50 children. Eight are confirmed as infected with anthrax. Doctors believe at least 6 patients have the more virulent intestinal form of the disease, which killed one boy, age 12. Authorities say it’s the first fatal anthrax outbreak in Russia in more than 75 years.

The outbreak originated in a Siberian community after a heat wave melted the permafrost where spores of anthrax remained alive inside the frozen carcass of an infected reindeer. Animals fed on that thawed carcass, which may have been up to a hundred years old, then transmitted it to reindeer that nomadic herders killed and ate.

Herders face a quarantine that may last until September.

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Outbreak: Russian Bio Warfare Troops Rushed To Arctic: “Dangerous Infection”

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(Russian troops prepare to board a plane to infected region of Northern Russia)

Outbreak: Russian Bio Warfare Troops Rushed To Arctic: “Dangerous Infection”:

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.

Russian officials said the infection may have started after a contaminated corpse was exposed following a warm summer in the Arctic which saw temperatures rise as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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SHOCK FINDING: 30 Percent Of U.S. Military Damaged By Anthrax Vaccine

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SHOCK FINDING: 30 percent of U.S. military damaged by anthrax vaccine:

The topic of vaccines tends to inspire strong feelings in people one way or the other, and the admissions made by a CDC whistleblower in the recent documentary VAXXED certainly added fuel to the fire. However, one aspect of the vaccine debate that many people can agree on is that forcing experimental vaccines on anyone is a questionable practice at best.

In one of the most egregious examples of this, the FDA used its authority to force American military personnel to get an experimental anthrax vaccine while a civil lawsuit challenging the authority of the Department of Defense to mandate unapproved vaccines was pending.

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Live anthrax sent to 51 labs in 17 states and 3 nations – Pentagon

They’ve ‘lost’ nukes and have sent out live anthrax ….

What could possibly go wrong?


Live anthrax sent to 51 labs in 17 states and 3 nations – Pentagon (RT, June 3, 2015):

The Department of Defense admitted that 51 labs in 17 states and three different countries received suspected live samples of anthrax over the course of a one-year period, and added that the number of recipients may rise as the investigation continues.

On May 22, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the Pentagon that one of the private lab partners had detected the growth on live anthrax on a sample that was “supposedly inactivated… we felt that it was [an] inactivate and safe shipment,”Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work said at a briefing on Wednesday.

“But it turned out not to be the case,” he added.

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Anthrax: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Bioweapon To As Many As 9 States

The Pentagon says it accidentally sent live anthrax spores to laboratories

Anthrax: Pentagon accidentally sent bioweapon to as many as nine states (Guardian, May 28, 2015):

Department of Defense meant to send dead or inactivated spores, but government does not believe there is a risk to the public, spokesman says

The Pentagon has conceded it accidentally shipped samples of a live bioweapon across nine states and to a US air base in South Korea.

In an extraordinary admission on Wednesday, the Pentagon revealed what it called an “inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis”, or anthrax, took place at an unspecified time from a US Defense Department laboratory in Dugway, Utah.

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FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!!

FBI’s AMERITHRAX Case just unravelled. Ex-FBI agent who directed investigation suing FBI, turns whistleblower!!! (Washington’s Blog, April 8, 2015):

Preface by Washington’s Blog: See also ,  and our archive of Anthrax articles.

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine.

Here is the Complaint, filed on April 2, 2015 alleging gross mishandling of the case on many levels, and concealment of evidence exonerating Bruce Ivins:

http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1714250-former-fbi-special-agent-in-charge-richard.html

Excerpts:

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June 2001 Bioterror Exercise Foreshadowed 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks

June 2001 Bioterror Exercise Foreshadowed 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks (Washington’s Blog, Oct 12, 2014):

Coincidence … Or Something More?

On June 22-23, 2001 – some 3 months before 9/11, and 4 months before the Anthrax attacks – the U.S. military held a senior-level war game at Andrews Air Force Base called Dark Winter.

The scenario of this bio-terrorism drill was designed to simulate a smallpox attack in three states. Numerous congressmen, former CIA director James Woolsey, New York Times reporter Judith Miller (who pushed the Iraq WMD myth, as well as the false link between Iraq and the Anthrax attacks), and anti-terror official Jerome Hauer all participated in the exercise.

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CDC Finds Flu Virus Cross-Contamination, Closes 2 US Government Labs

And again, what could possibly go wrong?


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CDC closes 2 labs following safety breaches (Miami Herald, July 11, 2014):

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed two laboratories in Atlanta and stopped sending out infectious agents and other biological materials from its highest-level bio-security labs due to recent safety and security lapses.

The lapses include the accidental exposure of CDC lab personnel to anthrax and the previously unreported shipment of a deadly strain of bird flu to another government lab. No one has been found to have been infected.

Inquiry into US government labs finds flu virus cross-contamination (Guardian, July 11, 2014):

Two labs shut down as CDC reveals findings of inquiry prompted by anthrax exposure and discovery of insecure smallpox vials

Senior US science officials have shut down two government laboratories that were the subject of “serious and troubling” safety lapses, and suspended some transfers of potentially dangerous germs.

Dr Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, revealed on Friday that in addition to the exposure of anthrax and the discovery of insecure smallpox vials, which had already been disclosed, inquiries had discovered the cross-contamination of flu viruses.

Frieden said the discoveries raised “serious and troubling questions” in announcing the new safety measures on Friday. “Fundamentally, what they revealed was totally unacceptable behavior,” said Frieden. “These events should never have happened.”

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Pentagon Spent $334 MILLION To Stockpile Anthrax Drug At Shelf Price Of $5,100 PER DOSE

‘Conflict of interest’: US govt adviser on board of $334mn anthrax drug stockpile supplier (RT, May 20, 2013):

The Pentagon spent $334 million to stockpile an anthrax drug for a possible elaborate bioterrorist attack. The drug was produced by a company with a top government advisor on its board who’s been warning decision-makers about such a threat for a decade.

Richard J. Danzig, former secretary of the Navy, a prominent lawyer and biowarfare consultant to the US government, was involved with Human Genome, a biotech company. He received more than $1 million in director’s fees and other compensation from the company between 2001 and 2012, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Over the decade he was a strong advocate of improving America’s capability to respond to a possible bioterriorist attack. One of the scenarios he was warning about involved terrorist creating a strain of anthrax resistant to common antibiotics and weaponizing it.

He had the ear of senior Pentagon and DHS officials, with the government eventually deciding to stockpile drugs to deal with such kind of anthrax. One of them called raxibacumab, or raxi, is produced by Human Genome.

It was the first product that the company managed to sale and the US government is the only customer, the newspaper says. The US ordered 20,000 doses of raxi in 2006 and 45,000 more doses after 2009, when the initial batch expired. At shelf price of $5,100 per dose, the company received $334 million for the product, the newspaper says.

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