Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 13th, 2001
But there are no armed guards, no security cameras, and no health officials tottering about in germ-proof space suits. In fact, these labs in Mexico City sell, swap, or even give away the potentially deadly microbe to those with scientific credentials.
Scientists estimate that germ banks from Bangkok to Buenos Aires, Paris to Perth, keep dozens of strains of Bacillus anthracis, the germ that causes anthrax, and millions of other potentially deadly bacteria on...
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