A team of researchers led by the Northern Arizona University has finally identified a secret biological weapon during the Soviet Era. The said weapon caused the widespread anthrax outbreak in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia in 1979.
Blast from the past? Deadly small pox might return as the Arctic ice melts.
Officials blame global warming caused by climate change for the recent outbreak of Anthrax in Russia.
Hippos are primarily herbivores but it turns out that they actually eat meat, too. But carnivorousness puts them at increased risk of contracting the life-threatening soil-borne disease known as anthrax.
As if you weren't already skeeved out by NYC's subways, now new research shows that they are infested with traces of the Bubonic plague, or the Black Death that ravaged 14th-century Europe and killed millions.
Scientists have recruited anthrax, a potentially deadly infection, to deliver cancer drugs, a new study describes, and could one day change the way we treat cancer.
Negligence at a CDC lab that exposed more than 80 federal employees to a live strain of deadly anthrax last month prompted an investigation that has revealed even more mistakes and dangerous incidents. In response, the federal agency has shut down two of its research labs and halted the shipment of lab samples.
Following an incident that has left at least 86 federal employees exposed to a potential infection of the anthrax bacterium, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reassigned the director of its Bioterror Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory.
Eleven more federal employees in the United States have come forward as people who were potentially exposed to an accidental anthrax outbreak after mishandling live samples in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab.