Faulty protocols behind live anthrax shipments to labs - Pentagon

The shipment of live anthrax spores to researchers in the United States and seven other countries was "a failure" that exposed "a major problem" in Defense Department handling of the deadly bacteria, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Thursday.

Anthrax suspected after three people die in Odisha

Three people are suspected to have died of anthrax in Odisha`s Koraput district after consuming meat.

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.

North Korea, in letter to UN, claims US targeted it with anthrax

North Korea has accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate Washington`s "biological warfare schemes" after a live anthrax sample was sent to a US base in South Korea.

66 laboratories received active anthrax due to US mistake

Up to 66 laboratories received samples of active anthrax by mistake and are located in 19 different US states, the District of Columbia, Australia, South Korea and Canada, according to the Pentagon.

66 laboratories received active anthrax due to US mistake

 Up to 66 laboratories received samples of active anthrax by mistake and are located in 19 different US states, the District of Columbia, Australia, South Korea and Canada, according to the Pentagon.

51 labs in 17 states, three nations got suspected live anthrax samples: Pentagon
51 labs in 17 states, three nations got suspected live anthrax samples: Pentagon

The Pentagon said on Wednesday that 51 labs in 17 U.S. states and three foreign countries have received suspected live samples of anthrax - a larger number than previously disclosed - and that the number may rise as an investigation continues.

Canada says no danger posed by US anthrax shipment

The Canadian government confirmed on Tuesday that it received an anthrax sample kit from the U.S Department of Defense that might have contained live bacterium, but it said there were no reported illnesses.

US military uncovers more anthrax blunders

 The US military said Tuesday a live sample of anthrax was inadvertently sent to a lab in Canada, after officials uncovered yet another batch of the lethal bacteria at an army facility.

'US military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada'

Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on Monday, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries.

Live anthrax sent to Australia, says US officials

 US authorities investigating the mistaken shipment of live anthrax by a military lab have discovered another batch of the lethal bacteria dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia, officials said Friday.

Live anthrax sent to Australia: US officials

US authorities investigating the mistaken shipment of live anthrax by a military lab have discovered another batch of the lethal bacteria dating back to 2008, some of which was sent to Australia, officials said Friday.

Live anthrax found in US military shipment to Australia - Official

An investigation of a US military facility`s mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a US defence official said on Friday.

Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US military

As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.

US military mistakenly ships live anthrax to labs in 9 states

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate the bacteria last year, US officials said on Wednesday.

US military accidentally shipped live Anthrax sample to lab: official

The US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample to a commercial lab in Maryland but there was no public health threat from the mishap, officials said Wednesday.

40 persons suspected of contracting anthrax in WB district

Forty persons were suspected to have contracted anthrax in West Bengal's Bankura villages following which teams of dermatologists were rushed there, official said on Monday.

Two die of suspected anthrax in Jharkhand

Two persons died of suspected anthrax and 16 other villagers are suffering from symptoms of the disease at Simdega district, a health official said here on Friday.

Anthrax infects 15 tribals in Odisha

At least 15 people, including a 14-year-old girl and two women, were infected by anthrax in Odisha after eating contaminated meat, an official said on Friday.

Compounds that boost antibiotics` effectiveness against superbugs developed

Researchers have developed compounds which have shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly bacterial diseases such as MRSA and anthrax.