Biological Defence Commander Franca Jones demonstrates how Anthrax is shipped
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Pentagon sent live anthrax to laboratories by mistake

More than 50 labs in 17 US states and three foreign countries have been mailed samples of live anthrax, Pentagon officials have said.

The announcement on Wednesday doubled the number of incidents in the US. A smaller number of shipments were revealed last week.

Staff members at some of the labs have been treated for anthrax exposure as a precaution, but no-one has fallen ill.

Ben Bland reports.

  • 04 Jun 2015
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