The Next Pandemic Could Be Hiding in the Arctic Permafrost
The Next Pandemic Could Be Hiding in the Arctic Permafrost 1In the summer of 2016, a heatwave washed over Europe, thawing permafrost in the north. In the Arctic soil of Siberia, bacteria began stirring—anthrax, to be specific. The thawing, shifting ground exposed a reindeer carcass buried and frozen in 1941. The anthrax spores from the body found their way into the top layer of soil and the water …
News story posted on 2020-04-02T10:00:00.0000000Z