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America "accidentally" Sends Live Anthrax Via Fed Ex

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-28/military-accidentally-sends-live-anthrax-9-states-fedex

A week after the 9/11 terrorists attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York, letters laced with anthrax began to pop up across the US. By the end of November, 2001, 17 people had been hospitalized for anthrax exposure and five people were dead from inhalation. A subsequent FBI investigation pinned the entire ordeal on one Bruce Ivins who killed himself in 2008.

Fast forward to yesterday and 26 people are now being treated for exposure after live anthrax was sent via FedEx. The culprit: the US military.

No, really.

CNN has more:

Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the past several days.

CNN learned on Wednesday a Maryland-based lab received the live samples, which prompted an across the board urgent review to see whether any other live anthrax has been shipped.

Officials are concerned because samples left over at the lab in Dugway, Utah, where the samples originated, were tested and determined to contain live agent.

The shipments, thought to be dead, were shipped under less rigorous conditions than the live agent protocol.

NBC News reported that the anthrax was sent via FedEx.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/us-usa-miltary-anthrax-idUSKBN0OC2KU20150528

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-chief-admits-pattern-of-safety-lapses-after-mishandling-anthrax-other-pathogens/2014/07/16/af778ce2-0cfe-11e4-8c9a-923ecc0c7d23_story.html

News you really shouldn't even be able to make up!!! Still at least we know you can't walk out of the lab with it, you just need to post it!

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