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US: Live Anthrax samples 'accidentally' sent to 51 labs; investigation continues

  • Anthrax samples have been mailed to over 50 labs in the US and three other countries, according to Pentagon officials.

    This doubles the number of such incidents in the United States.

    Staff at some labs were treated for exposure to the potentially deadly substance, but so far no one has fallen ill.

    The Pentagon said that the incidents did not pose a risk to the general public. The probe into the incidents is being spearheaded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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