Anthrax exposure estimate climbs to 84 at Atlanta lab

June 20, 2014 5:26 PM

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Anthrax exposure estimate climbs to 84 at Atlanta lab

As many as 84 scientists and staff may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, the U.S. government said Friday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that at least 75 people had been affected, prompting an investigation by federal authorities.

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