Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium causes anthrax with malignant lesions that turn into eschars. If the contamination is not treated the illness spreads through the lymphatic system and the septicemia is rapidly deadly. Optical microscope x 2000. (Getty Images)

Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now Analyzing

A vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.


Police Sirens

Office Building In Napa Briefly Evacuated After Anthrax Scare

A medical malpractice insurance company in Napa was evacuated Tuesday morning after a potentially hazardous material was discovered there, a Napa County sheriff’s spokeswoman said.


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GRAMMY® Gourmet: Scott Ian of Anthrax

Scott Ian is no stranger to the GRAMMY Awards. His band Anthrax have been nominated three times in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category since its introduction in 1990. This year they’ve garnered their fourth, […]


Joey Belladonna and Scott Ian of Anthrax/photo credit: Maria Ives

Behind The Song: Anthrax’s ‘I’m Alive’

Anthrax’s “I’m Alive” has had a long road to the GRAMMYs. There song has gone through changes to the title and lyrics, the band went through three singers and the country has a different President […]


Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Livermore Lab’s Snakeskin-Like Suit Protects Against Chemical, Biological Attacks

Scientists are designing a snakeskin-like protective suit that would shield its wearers against a chemical or biological attack.


A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fremont Police 7th Bay Area Department To Get Suspicious Envelope

A suspicious envelope containing a white substance was delivered to the Fremont Police Department Monday morning, a police spokeswoman said.


A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mystery Substances Found At East Bay Police Stations

Suspicious substances were found at police stations in Hayward, San Leandro and Union City, while a suspicious package was found at a police station in Berkeley on Friday, authorities said.



Valuable Lessons Learned From Bay Area Bioterrorism Drill

Several thousand people participated, but emergency officials have since struggled to assess the effectiveness of conducting a regional drill such as this.


Police officers wear protective suits during biodefense training, over biohazard symbol (AP)

Website Teaches Bay Area How To Respond To Bio-Terror Threats

Bay Area health officials are asking for the public’s assistance to test an emergency website that would help in the event of an infectious disease emergency.


Metallica's Lars Ulrich Announces Big 4 Tour

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Announces Big 4 Tour

Nine time Grammy Award winning, Metallica drummer and Bay Area resident, Lars Ulrich called in to Live 105’s Kevin & Bean Show to talk about The Big 4 Festival…

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011