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Meat with suspected anthrax found at Moscow market

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MOSCOW, February 20 (RIA Novosti) - Beef suspected to be infected with anthrax has been found at a Moscow market, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

The beef was delivered to the Kuntsevo market in the northwest of the city with a veterinary certificate from Russky Pimbur, a village in the Penza Region, about 700 kilometers (440 miles) southeast of Moscow.

The meat raised suspicions about anthrax before it went on sale. It was sent to a veterinary laboratory and tested positive for anthrax bacilli.

The market underwent disinfection and vaccination of livestock is currently under way in Russky Pimbur.

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