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The plague has broken out among Ukraine’s military in the port city of Mariupol. Hospitals are filled with soldiers suffering from tularemia, a light form of the plague. The infection is quickly becoming an epidemic and several marines have already died.

Summary of Disinformation

The plague has broken out among Ukraine’s military in the port city of Mariupol. Hospitals are filled with soldiers suffering from tularemia, a light form of the plague. The infection is quickly becoming an epidemic and several marines have already died.

Disproof

Serhiy Zhmurko, press officer for the Mariupol military region dismissed Basurin’s claim as a complete fake. Ukraine’s Health Ministry reassures that Ukraine’s southern regions have not experienced any unusual infectious outbreaks. http://bit.ly/2plNaN5. Furthermore,Tularemia is not a light form of the plague, as Mr. Basurin claims, rather it is both an animal and human disease, common among deer and rabbits and characterized by high fever and dehydration. Humans can become infected mainly through tick and deer fly bites. The source of the claim is a common source for disinformation.http://bit.ly/2qHxtVb

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Reported in: Issue 68
Date: 01.05.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Ukraine
Reported by: Stopfake.org
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Outlet where the disinformation appeared: REN TV
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