CDC alert on ricin
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      Wednesday, April 02, 2008, 20:55 EDT (8:55 PM EDT) CDCHAN-00273-2008-04-02-ADV-N The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working collaboratively with the Southern Nevada Health District's Environmental Health Division, the FBI, and other public health and law enforcement agencies to investigate a case of possible ricin exposure in Las Vegas. Preliminary results of environmental testing at laboratories in Nevada have tested positive for ricin. Ricin is a potent biologic toxin that is derived from castor beans.
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