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26 people treated after Army's accidental anthrax shipments
26 people treated after Army's accidental anthrax shipments

At least 26 people are being treated for potential exposure to deadly anthrax after an Army biodefense facility in Utah mistakenly sent live samples to 18 private and military laboratories in as many as nine states and South Korea, officials said Thursday. No confirmed infections were reported, and Pentagon officials insisted the accidental shipments of live Bacillus anthracis spores around the country, including to California, and halfway around the world posed no risk to the general public. The Pentagon said four civilians at commercial labs in Delaware, Texas and Wisconsin were being given antibiotics as a safeguard. The 22 others are being treated or vaccinated at a U.S. military...

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