Thursday, June 4, 2015

Department of Defense accidentally sent anthrax to more than 50 labs

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The Pentagon is scrambling Thursday to find out how kits containing live spores of anthrax were accidentally sent to more than 50 labs in 18 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Australia, South Korea and Canada over a period of at least 10 years

The CDC says there's no risk to the general public; spores in these types of kits wouldn't pose a threat unless they've been weaponized and aerosolized. Some 31 people, none of whom have displayed symptoms, are being treated with antibiotics as a preventative measure

Warren at Pentagon: "As of now, all our investigations ... has lead us to the fact there is no risk to the public at this point."

— Julian E. Barnes (@julianbarnes) June 2, 2015 Read more...

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