Pentagon sent live anthrax to Britain as well


This video says about itself:

19 July 2011

Anthrax is a serious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacterium that forms spores. Anthrax is a zoonotic disease that is transmissible to humans through the handling or consumption of contaminated animal products.

From the Daily Mirror in Britain:

Deadly ANTHRAX samples sent to UK after high security US defence facility blunder

17:43, 9 June 2015

By Christopher Bucktin

The American Defence Department has added Britain to the list of countries with laboratories that had received the deadly bacteria

The Pentagon has admitted a high security American biodefense facility mistakenly sent live anthrax samples to a laboratory in the UK.

The American Defence Department has added Britain to the list of countries with laboratories that had received the deadly bacteria.

Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, confirmed an unidentified laboratory in the UK had been wrongly sent anthrax.

It comes less than a week after it emerged a US military base in Utah sent live anthrax samples to three other foreign nations as well as 51 laboratories in 17 American states – more than previously disclosed.

The other countries were Australia, Canada and South Korea.

At least four batches of anthrax samples shipped from the US military’s Utah Dugway Proving Ground lab contained live spores.

The anthrax was sent via Fed Ex.

Red faced Pentagon chiefs scrambled to contain the deadly bacteria last week as the Defence Department said it is testing “at least” 400 batches to see if any of it is alive.

The scandal was only discovered when an independent lab in Maryland began to cultivate live anthrax from a shipment, that began being sent in 2006, that was supposed to be dead.

Four labs have been found to be shipping anthrax although Dugway Proving Ground is at the centre of the scandal.

The Defence Department said there is no sign that the sending of the samples of the potentially lethal bacteria was the result of deliberate action. …

Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax, forms spores that, if inhaled, can cause serious death.

THAT TIME THE PENTAGON SENT LIVE ANTHRAX TO ALL FIFTY STATES How does this happen? [Military.com]

HOW THE ARMY MISTAKENLY SHIPPED LIVE ANTHRAX And mishandled VX chemical nerve agent and poisonous Botulinum neurotoxin A. [USA Today]

DOCUMENTING THE INCIDENTS IN BIOTERROR LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY “Laboratories reported more than 230 safety incidents with bioterror viruses and bacteria last year, hundreds of workers were monitored for potential exposures and a handful of labs had their permits suspended because of violations that raised ‘significant concerns for imminent danger,’ according to a report released Thursday by federal lab regulators in response to a White House call for greater public transparency.” [USA Today]

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