Three human cases of anthrax in the Altai, declared emergency mode

Commission for Emergencies and fire safety of Virgin Altai Region introduced in emergency mode due to the fact that three local residents became ill with anthrax, the regional Emergencies Ministry said.

"Today, August 25, 2012, from manager Rospotrebnadzor Altai region received information on hospitalization of three residents of the village of Virgin Friendship area suspected of contamination with anthrax. A meeting of the Committee of Emergency Situations and the fire safety of Virgin district in which it was decided to introduction of emergency mode, "- said in a statement.

According to authorities, on the site of emergency task forces working of the district administration, EMERCOM Russia's Altai Territory, the territorial branch of Rospotrebnadzor Altai region in Biysk, Regional Centre of Emergency Medicine, Department of Police on virgin area.

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