Altai Territory investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have initiated a criminal case over a crime under part 2 of article 236 of the Russian Federation Criminal Case (violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules which has resulted in, by negligence, death of a person).
According to investigators, on 24 August of 2012, a man with a preliminary diagnosis of anthrax was delivered to infectious disease ward of Biysk, Tselinny district. The man died the following day. Apart from the man a few more patients were delivered to the hospital with the same symptoms. It was preliminarily found that the victims were diagnosed with anthrax.
At the moment, necessary investigating operations are under way to find out all the circumstances of the crime. Investigation is to be continued.