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The US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland and four workers were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution, officials said. Four people at three different companies that had "worked with the live anthrax" were receiving post-exposure prophylaxis treatment as a precaution, officials said. "There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said in a statement.
The quarter-finals of the end-of-season Top 14 play-offs will pitch big-spending Parisian arch-rivals Stade Francais and Racing-Metro together while minnows Oyonnax face the tough task of heading to 19-time French champions Toulouse. Stade suffered a shock 27-0 defeat by Brive in the final game of the regulation season last weekend, but club president Thomas Savare said he was happy not to have been drawn with either Toulouse or Oyonnax come this Friday. "I think Racing are probably the best opponents we could play," Savare said.