Pentagon Mistakenly Sends Live Anthrax Samples to Labs Across the Country

by jeeg 28. May 2015 22:20
  The Pentagon announced on Wednesday it had mistakenly sent as many as nine samples of live anthrax to labs across the country, and one internationally. Presumably the announcement was made sheepishly; it’s not a great look for the keeper of America’s nuclear arsenal. ... [More]

Second probe finds more safety lapses at CDC anthrax labs

by jeeg 15. July 2014 18:36
  A second U.S. investigation into last month’s mishandling of anthrax bacteria at federal government laboratories in Atlanta has found additional safety lapses, such as anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators in unrestricted hallways, according to a document released Monday by a Hous... [More]

Anthrax? That’s Not the Real Worry

by jeeg 3. July 2014 23:08
  Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently discovered that at least 75 workers there had been exposed to possible anthrax infection. We should be glad that it was only anthrax. Anthrax is a dangerous but noncontagious bacterium; the risk to the exposed worke... [More]

U.S. says 75 government scientists possibly exposed to anthrax

by jeeg 20. June 2014 01:54
  As many as 75 scientists working in U.S. federal government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are being offered treatment to prevent infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The potential exposure occurred af... [More]
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