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Live anthrax sent to Australian facility in 2008 살아있는 탄저균 호주로도 발송…미군, 전면 실태조사

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A matter of days after the U.S. government told us a live anthrax sample was mistakenly sent to an American air base in South Korea,... the Pentagon has now admitted that live anthrax may have been shipped to a lab in Australia in 2008. The details of the Australian case are sketchy,... but in light of the embarrassing revelations,... the U.S. military has ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the deadly bacteria. The U.S. Defense Department continues to insist there is no known risk to the general public and health risks due to exposure were very low. But scores of U.S. politicians are demanding the Pentagon ensure the material is handled in a more responsible way to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.