DoD Official: Plague Bacteria and Encephalitis Possibly Shipped

September 10, 2015 9:36 PM

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Following on the news that broke earlier this year that U.S. military labs both improperly stored and shipped deadly anthrax specimens, a senior defense official told NBC News on Thursday that active samples of plague bacteria and two strains of encephalitis may also have been shipped from military labs to locations all over the world.

The defense official said that there is no new threat to the public and that the Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to investigate.

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