MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the suspected Anthrax sample, used during training by laboratory personnel at the US base was destroyed after it became apparent that it contained suspicious bacteria.
Earlier on Wednesday, the US Defense Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said they were investigating the anthrax samples that had been sent to laboratories in nine US states from a Pentagon laboratory in Utah.
Four people have been asked to take antibiotics amid the accidental anthrax shipment.
CDC also said that some of the anthrax samples were being sent securely for additional testing.
The US Defense Department said that all laboratory anthrax sample shipments had been stopped until the investigation was completed.