Ricin One Of 6 Pathogens Found Improperly Stored At NIH, FDA

September 6, 2014 4:02 AM

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Ricin One Of 6 Pathogens Found Improperly Stored At NIH, FDA

Health officials scouring government laboratories after a July smallpox discovery have discovered samples of ricin and other dangerous pathogens, the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced Friday.

The NIH admitted that, upon searching facilities on its Bethesda, Maryland, campus, investigators came across five “select agents” improperly stored in sealed and intact containers. Each of the pathogens is required to be held in highly regulated laboratories, although there’s no evidence that they ...

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