Anthrax Virus: Same story again! When anthrax virus leaked from Yekaterinburg, Russia 42 years ago, Same story again! When anthrax virus leaked from Yekaterinburg, Russia 42 years ago
Anthrax virus leaked in Russia in 1979  |  Photo Credits: AP
- In 1979, the cases of pneumonia increased rapidly in Yekaterinburg in the months of April and May.
- In Russian agencies, infected meat was said to be responsible for pneumonia
- US spies feared leak of anthrax virus
At this time the whole world is facing corona epidemic, second wave in some country and third wave in some places. Amidst all this, the question is still the same, where did the corona virus come from. Is corona virus man made or natural? Where the western countries are speaking in unison against China, then China is talking about its innocence. In the midst of all these situations, 42 years ago, one remembers the incident in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in 1979, in which anthrax was leaked virally.
In 1979, cases of pneumonia increased rapidly in Yekaterinburg.
The months of 1979 were April and May. But both these months proved to be full of worry for Russia. The number of pneumonia patients in Yekaterinburg hospitals was increasing. Everyone was worried that what is the reason behind this. The city of Yekaterniburg had never seen such a sight. More than 66 people had lost their lives in just a few months. In the midst of all this, the intelligence police confiscated the records of those who died of pneumonia and above all, the doctors had clear instructions that they would not speak anything on the subject.
American spies suspected
In fact, American spies had come to know that anthrax virus had leaked from a lab in Russia. But Russia, like China, continued in denial at that time. Russia argued that the disease of pneumonia was spread due to infected meat. But in 1990, when a thorough investigation was done on this subject, it was found that the anthrax viral had leaked from the lab in Russia itself. Now its story is relevant because the information about the 1979 anthrax leak came almost 11 years later. Today researchers and governments around the world are trying to find out where the corona virus originated.
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