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Mikulski calls for probe into anthrax shipments
Mikulski calls for probe into anthrax shipments

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has called for an investigation into the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax to laboratories across the country, including Aberdeen Proving Ground. The samples were sent by an Army bio-defense organization at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah in April via commercial shipping companies to 18 laboratories. The organization had intended to send inactive anthrax spores. A private laboratory in Maryland was the first to report receiving a live sample. The Defense Department acknowledged the error last week and said 26 people were being treated for possible exposure to the deadly bacterium. Officials have not identified the private Maryland laboratory that...

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