Pentagon Admits Anthrax Scare Worse Than First Thought

More labs in more states were sent live samples of the deadly spores.
0:59 | 06/04/15

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We turn to the anthrax scare and the Pentagon admitting its worst and first thought more labs were sent live samples of the deadly biological agent and Pierre Thomas has the latest from Washington. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Good morning, George. That's right. Today new evidence that many more laboratories may have gotten live dangerous anthrax. Last week we were told that 18 labs in nine states, now it's 51 labs in 17 states and a total of 3 countries. This all because equipment used to kill live anthrax spores at this military facility in Utah apparently was faulty. In other words, they thought they were shipping dead anthrax and in some cases it was still alive and the number of people taking preventive medication is now up to 31 from 22 last week. And surprising new details about how the anthrax was shipped. Take a look at this. Anthrax placed in vials and stored in plastic containers before being shipped in boxes by FedEx. The military is reviewing the entire system, George. Let's hope they have a handle on it. Thanks.

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