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JUN 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Factbox: Prior anthrax, ricin scares in the United States

(Reuters) - As many as 75 U.S. government scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after failing to follow proper safety procedures, prompting an investigation by federal authorities. Below are prior incidents involving such dangerous organisms: * The most prominent anthrax attacks in the United States came by mail in 2001, shortly after the Sept. 11 airliner attacks on New York and Washington. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to two Democratic Senators - Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy - and to three TV networks and two newspapers. The leading suspect, a U.S. ... Read More

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