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North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile – Seoul

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Pyongyang is believed to have up to 5 000 tons of chemical weapons including the VX nerve agent allegedly used to kill Kim Jong Nam

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Walau bakteri anthrax ditemukan di Yogyakarta, namun ternak sapi tetap aman dijual-belikan

Jan 24, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Dinas Kesehatan Yogyakarta menyebut hanya ada satu pasien lansia yang dipastikan terdapat kuman anthrax dan berasal dari Kulonprogo Sedangkan pasien anak yang meninggal di RSUP dr Sardjito bukan meninggal akibat bakteri anthrax

Boy dies, dozens hospitalized in far northern Russian anthrax outbreak

Aug 01, 2016 - 9:37 PM

The Yamalo Nenetsky region some 2 000 kilometers 1 250 miles northeast of Moscow is under quarantine after the deadly bacterium infects at least 9 nomadic reindeer herders and their animals

Pentagon admits wider problem with anthrax shipments

Jun 04, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Pentagon officials insist there is no threat to public health but the latest numbers show small concentrations of suspected live anthrax were shipped to 51 labs in the US and abroad

BIOHAZARD. Director of Medical Programs for DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Cdr. Franca Jones shows packing labels on a box for shipping anthrax sample during a news briefing on the DoD Lab Review and Anthrax shipment investigation June 3, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

US military confirms more anthrax blunders

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:32 AM

The latest discoveries raises fresh questions about the Defense Department s handling of the lethal material and the extent of the problem involving mistaken shipments of anthrax

SOURCE. A picture made available on 28 May 2015 shows as cars approach the entrance of the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in the middle of Rush Valley in the western desert of Utah, USA, December 17, 2001. George Frey/EPA

Live anthrax sent to Australia: US officials

May 30, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The revelation suggests a wider problem in the handling of anthrax samples which are supposed to be rendered inactive by irradiation at a US Army facility in Utah

DUGWAY PROVING GROUND. A security fence with a deadly force warning sign, surrounds the main part of the Dugway Proving Ground on May 28, 2015 in Dugway, Utah. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

18 labs may have received live anthrax samples – US officials

May 29, 2015 - 9:33 AM

As of yet only one of the facilities is confirmed to have received a live sample The 17 other laboratories got samples from the same batch and are likely to be live as well

OSAN. A general view shows the main gate of the US Osan Air Base in the city of Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, 28 May 2015. Yonhap/EPA

Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax – US military

May 28, 2015 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED The American military accidentally ships out at least one live sample

SOURCE. A picture made available on 28 May 2015 shows as cars approach the entrance of the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in the middle of Rush Valley in the western desert of Utah, USA, 17 December 2001. George Frey/EPA

US health chief faces Congress over flu, anthrax mixups

Jul 16, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Tom Frieden who leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to face tough questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at the hearing

75 US scientists may have been exposed to anthrax – CDC

Jun 20, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The scientists have been given antibiotics and are being monitored for signs of illness the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC says

The CDC′s Roybal campus in Atlanta, GA. James Gathany/CDC

Thrash it up: Megadeth ignites Manila

Aug 09, 2012 - 7:17 PM

A writer and big fan tells us what it was like to be with and to watch the legendary thrash metal band — finally

MEGADETH'S DAVID MUSTAINE FLASHING his flying V's. Photo courtesy of PULP Live World