Wednesday 26 October 2016

Pentagon sends anthrax in error

US officials are investigating after the Pentagon mistakenly shipped live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states as well as one lab overseas. They had expected to receive dead spores.

"We do not suspect any risk to the general public," said Centres for Disease Control and Prevention spokeswoman Kathy Harben.

Contact with anthrax spores can cause severe illness.

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