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US military shipped live anthrax to lab by accident

A sample of bacteria is analyzed, showing four lines which indicate a positive response for the existence of anthraxThe US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland and four workers were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution, officials said. Four people at three different companies that had “worked with the live anthrax” were receiving post-exposure prophylaxis treatment as a precaution, officials said. “There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said in a statement.

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