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75 Employees Exposed to Anthrax

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(KCEN) -- The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that approximately 75 of their staff members may have been exposed to live anthrax in Atlanta.

A group of lab workers were handling samples of anthrax they thought were inactive.

It's turns out the samples were live and these workers were not using protective equipment.

Also, procedures in at least 2 or 3 affected labs may have released anthrax spores into the air.

The CDC says the risk of infection is still low under the circumstances, but they are taking aggressive steps to treat those affected.

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