Workers searching the government premises found six different types of microbes classed as being so dangerous they're required to be stored at high-secure facilities.
Instead, they were found in regular laboratories. They included bacteria that cause the plague and nerve toxins that cause botulism. A vial of the highly poisonous toxin ricin was also found, dating from nearly a century ago.
Authorities said although the microbes had not been stored correctly, they had been properly sealed, so posed no danger to staff. They have all been destroyed.
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a disease, usually deadly, that quickly spreads to lots of people
serious illness caused by eating food that has gone bad
small bottle for keeping medicine or other liquids in
caused (a problem)