FIRST EPIDEMIC BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1979

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The world’s first anthrax epidemic began in Ekaterinburg, Russia
(now Sverdlovsk), on April 2, 1979. By the time it ended six weeks
later, 62 people were dead. Another 32 survived serious illness. Ekaterinburg, as the town was known in Soviet times, also
suffered livestock losses from the epidemic.

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