Dozens Of US Government Employees Potentially Exposed To Live Anthrax – 20 June 2014

RT logoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that as many as 75 scientists may have been exposed to the anthrax bacteria while working at government laboratories in Atlanta.

According to information released by the CDC first reported by Reuters, the possible exposure to live anthrax began within a high-level bio-security lab. Researchers evidently failed to follow set procedure to inactivate the deadly bacteria.

Potentially live anthrax samples where then transferred to CDC labs with a lower biohazard protocol, leaving open the possibility for infection. Typically, inactivation procedures dictate the inactivation of Anthrax to be given 48 hours prior to any transfer to a lower biohaz environment.

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