Anthrax May Not Have Left U.S. Bioterrorism Lab | GSN | NTI

Investigators believed a high-security bioterrorism laboratory may not have sent out live anthrax samples by mistake, despite initial fears, Reuters reports.

Organisms removed from the laboratory earlier this month may have first been soaked in acid for 24 hours, far longer than the 10-minute exposure of a sample that showed signs of life in the secured facility days later, the news agency reported on Friday. The discovery of the live agent prompted concern that samples sent out of the laboratory may have included live bacteria, potentially exposing dozens of personnel in lower-security areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


May not have?

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