Accidental Release, Sverdlovsk

Anthrax outbreak that occurred in 1979 and was associated with a Research facility in Sverdlovsk, in the Ural mountain region of central RUSSIA. Most victims worked or lived in a narrow zone extending from the facility. The zone of Anthrax-caused Livestock Mortality paralleled the northerly Wind that prevailed shortly before the outbreak. It was concluded that an escape of Anthrax caused outbreak.