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Madison lab confirms they received live anthrax

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MADISON (WKOW) -- An East Madison lab was one of 18 nationwide that was mistakenly sent live anthrax spores.

A spokesperson confirms the spores were received at BBI Detection, located at 2312 Vondron Road in Madison.

"I just talked with the site manager. I can tell you no one is sick and no one is in danger,” said Jackie Lustig with Alere, Inc., which operates BBI. “We routinely handle substances like this. We do have protocols in place that is why no one is sick.”

Lustig says the lab, which employs around 20 people, remains partially closed.

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