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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Anthrax Claims Victim

MOSCOW () -- At least nine people were infected with anthrax after eating contaminated beef and one of them died, Russian health officials said Monday.

The outbreak was in the village of Troitskoye in the Lipetsk region of Central Russia, the Sanitary-Epidemiological Committee said in a statement.

It said local officials had inadvertently distributed contaminated meat to schools and workers. About 1,500 people were thought to have eaten the meat or come in contact with diseased animals.