An Anthrax outbreak in Northern Russia has put nine people in hospital where they remain critical but crucially still among the living. Luckily because of new advanced techniques in treating the infection contracting it is no longer the be all and end all it once was.
A local peasant dramatically said:
The Anthrax it stalks the hills like a death rider. No one is safe.
Due to contamination fears people in the local area have become more and more antisocial as the crisis has worn on. Many international observers were worried that the outbreak may have been cause by a very real "skeleton in the closet" of the Russian military. Namely a mutated form of the virus having escaped from a hidden lab somewhere but these fears were allayed by the Minister For Covering Shit Up when he stated:
There is no need for worry. Everything is under control. We will have the aliens hunted down and killed by sunrise. Now has anybody got the time?
Somebody did and he adjusted his watch. We we're sure he'd got his speeches mixed up.
Local hospitals have taken in the children from the indigenous
(Indians) reindeer herders because they tend to keep it in the family and what one has got others will soon pick up.
Now it's dark here in Northern Russia but the lights and generators from the specially trained units of the Russian armed forces are certainly bringing the noise. This once idyllic region has swiftly turned into a madhouse with all the comings and goings to the hospital. The area has been quarantined to stop people spreading the disease to other areas. The roads leading in and out of the region have quickly become gridlocked with the sheer volume of traffic. Due to the insidious nature of this infection the aftershock of it's arrival in this small community may be felt for some time.
Karl Johnson of the Medics Of Europe said:
It's time we came together to help these people. We are, after all, one world