Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US anthrax samples shipped to Japan in 2005: Pentagon

The US military shipped live anthrax to an American base in Japan a decade ago, bringing to five the number of countries that were inadvertently sent the lethal bacteria, officials said Friday.

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US military sent live anthrax to lab in Britain

The Pentagon said Tuesday that it sent live anthrax to a lab in Britain, one of a growing number of places where the US military mistakenly shipped the potentially lethal bacteria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US military confirms more anthrax blunders (Update)

A US Army lab sent a live sample of anthrax to Canada by mistake and may have sent the deadly bacteria to the Pentagon's police force as well, officials said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

A second investigation found more safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.

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Hungary probes suspected anthrax infection

Anthrax traces in frozen beef may have infected five people currently under observation in hospital in eastern Hungary, health officials said Friday.

Medical research

Faster anthrax detection could speed bioterror response

Shortly following the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to news outlets and government buildings killing five people and infecting 17 others. According to a 2012 report, the bioterrorism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Answering crucial questions about anthrax exposure

If terrorists targeted the United States with an anthrax attack, health care providers and policy makers would need key information – such as knowing the likelihood of an individual becoming infected, how many cases to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydrogen peroxide vapor enhances hospital disinfection of superbugs

Infection control experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have found that a combination of robot-like devices that disperse a bleaching agent into the air and then detoxify the disinfecting chemical are highly effective at ...

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