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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Laboratory Review

The Department of Defense has ordered a comprehensive review of DoD laboratory procedures, processes, and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax.

The DoD Review Consists of:

  • Root cause analysis for the incomplete inactivation of anthrax
  • Why post inactivation sterility testing did not detect the presence of live anthrax
  • DoD laboratory biohazard safety procedures and protocols
  • Laboratory adherence to established procedures and protocols
  • Identification of systemic problems and the steps necessary to fix those problems.

Individuals Being Monitored and Receiving Post-Exposure Prophylaxis:

  • 88 Primary Labs

    Primary Recipients from Dugway Proving Ground

  • 106 Secondary Labs

    Secondary Recipients from Primary Recipients

  • 194 Total Labs

    Commercial companies, academic institutions and Federal Labs

  • 9 Foreign Countries

    Japan, United Kingdom, Korea, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Norway and Switzerland

  • 50 States, 1 District, 3 Territories

    50 States, District of Columbia, 3 Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands)

  • 0 Personnel on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

    0 Non-DoD and 0 DoD employees

Current as of 1200 EDT, November 10, 2015

Information Resource Center Hotline

In support of the coordination and rapid response to the DoD's comprehensive review of this matter, a 24-hour a day, seven days a week hotline has been established. Public inquiries and questions regarding the DoD's review of laboratory procedures can be directed to the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Information Resource Center.


  • Toll Free: 1-800-831-4408
  • Commercial Phone: 309-782-7349
  • Commercial Fax: 309-782-1919
  • DSN Phone: 793-7349
  • DSN Fax: 793-1919
  • Email: CBRN.IRC@mail.mil

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