New recommendations for the handling of anthrax spores are out, following news that samples of supposedly dead bacteria shipped by a Department of Defense lab were alive.
Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade.
The investigation into accidental Anthrax shipments expands.
Live anthrax spores mistakenly shipped to labs across the world, including right here in Maryland. The Department of Defense says the mix-up is far more widespread than initially reported.
The Pentagon said Friday that the Army’s mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department’s second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
How did the military ship live anthrax around the country — including to a lab here in Maryland?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
A former director of the FBI’s anthrax investigation says the agency is concealing evidence that casts doubt on its conclusion that Army scientist Bruce Ivins sent the anthrax-filled letters that killed five people and sickened 17 others in 2001.
We’re finding out new details about the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five people and sickened 17 more.
The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed.
Drug developer Emergent BioSolutions Inc. says the new version of its anthrax vaccine will be produced in Lansing.
A startling discovery: vials of the deadly disease smallpox—found right here in Maryland! It happened on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.