Recent Pentagon reports have cited safety issues involving the management of anthrax at an Army facility in Utah. Active anthrax pathogen shipments that were mislabeled as being ‘inactive’ have found their way to every state in America, along with nine foreign countries. This involved almost 200 separate shipments in total. Fortunately there have been no deaths linked with the incident, but it is very discomforting to know that this type of thing has occurred on such a large scale.