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Pentagon mistakenly sends live anthrax to as many as nine states
Pentagon mistakenly sends live anthrax to as many as nine states

The Army mistakenly sent live anthrax samples from a testing facility in Utah to commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, including California, as part of an effort to improve field testing for biological threats. Pentagon officials said the accidental transfer of the potentially deadly biological agent Bacillus anthracis, better known as anthrax, had not caused any known infections. “There are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was working with state and federal agencies to investigate the...

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