USA ‘Accidentally’ Sends Live Anthrax Bacteria To South Korean Army Base

USA ‘Accidentally’ Sends Live Anthrax Bacteria To South Korean Army Base

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The United States Of America’s military has reported that it accidentally sent live anthrax bacteria to nine laboratories in some USA states and a US airbase in South Korea.

This was after it apparently failed to properly inactivate the bacteria early last year.

The Pentagon on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 stated that there was no known risk of infection to the public, but however, four US civilians have been given preventive measures called post-exposure prophylaxis, which usually includes the anthrax vaccine, antibiotics or both.

The Us military disclosed that twenty-two persons at the base in South Korea were also injected the precautionary medical measures although non have shown sign of exposure.

A journalist based in South Korea, identified as Alex Jensen disclosed to Al Jazeera on how the Osan base, where the bacteria was sent is just 60km from the capital, Seoul.

“It could have been worse,” he said.

He also added that the other major US base was in the middle of the highly populated capital.

“I would say that the situation and the panic levels are under control,” he finally stated.


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