Plague samples possibly mislabeled at US military lab

After the US military revealed it had accidentally sent out live anthrax samples, officials launched a department-wide review of how the military's secure labs handle biological agentsUS inspectors carrying out a review at a Defense Department laboratory found plague samples that may have been mislabeled, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The finding, first reported in USA Today, is the latest development in a scandal that began in May when the military revealed it had accidentally sent out live anthrax samples from the Dugway Proving Ground research center in the Utah desert. As a result, officials launched a department-wide review of how the military’s secure labs handle biological agents.

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