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Report Details New Recommendations After Live Anthrax Were Sent To Md. Lab

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.

07/24/2015

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Report Details Major Problems After Live Anthrax Were Sent To Md. Lab

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.

07/23/2015

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Labs Exposed To Live Anthrax Increase

The investigation into accidental Anthrax shipments expands.

06/09/2015

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Demands For Answers After Anthrax Mistakenly Shipped To Labs

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.

06/03/2015

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Pentagon: Anthrax Shipments Broader Than First Thought

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.

05/30/2015

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Md. Lab First Alerted Army About Potentially Deadly Anthrax Mistake

How did the military ship live anthrax around the country — including to a lab here in Maryland?

05/28/2015

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.  The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices.  Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Military Mistakenly Shipped Live Anthrax Samples

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.

05/27/2015

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Ex-FBI Official: Agency Is Hiding Evidence In Anthrax Case

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.

04/15/2015

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Report: FBI Investigation Into Anthrax Attack Was Flawed

We’re finding out new details about the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five people and sickened 17 more.

12/21/2014

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GAO Says FBI’s Anthrax Investigation Was Flawed

The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed.

12/19/2014

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Md. Based Drug Company To Produce Newest Anthrax Vaccine In Mich.

Drug developer Emergent BioSolutions Inc. says the new version of its anthrax vaccine will be produced in Lansing.

09/24/2014

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Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room In Bethesda

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.

07/08/2014

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