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CORRECTED-OFFICIAL-U.S. CDC says 84 lab workers possibly exposed to live anthrax bacteria
June 20, 2014 / 4:06 PM / 3 years ago

CORRECTED-OFFICIAL-U.S. CDC says 84 lab workers possibly exposed to live anthrax bacteria

(Updates with CDC correcting figure to 84 from 86)

June 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday that 84 scientists and staff were possibly exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement on Thursday that at least 75 people had been affected prompted an investigation by federal authorities.

CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes said in an email on Friday that the number has increased to 84 potential exposures. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu in Washington; Editing by Eric Beech and James Dalgleish)

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