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Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries
Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries

A widening Pentagon investigation found late Friday that an Army biodefense facility in Utah has been mistakenly sending out live deadly anthrax samples to at least two dozen private and military laboratories around the world for the last seven years. The military said the laboratories, located in 11 U.S. states as well as South Korea and Australia, are believed to have received suspect samples since 2008 via commercial shipping companies. There are currently 26 people are being treated for potential exposure. Despite the widespread investigation, the Pentagon says the inadvertent shipments of anthrax samples to the military and commercial facilities, including to California, poses no...

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