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'No risk' says Pentagon after anthrax error

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'No risk' says Pentagon after anthrax error

<p>A US military laboratory based in Utah is under investigation after mistakenly sending live anthrax bacteria to nine commercial labs and an air base in South Korea.</p> <p>The shipments which were part of a military research project continued for a full year before the error was noticed.</p> <p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/" title="CDC"></a> claims no one was at risk although four people have been started on preventative measures.</p> <p>When <a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/anthrax/article.htm">anthrax</a> becomes airborne, it can cause a deadly illness.That occurred in 2001, when anthrax sent through the US mail to government and media targets killed five people.</p> <p>The mishap comes 11 months after scores of <span class="caps">CDC</span> employees were potentially exposed to live anthrax spores when the Center similarly mishandled samples..</p>