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A new report about a planned government bio-lab shows there is a high chance that an animal disease could escape, reports the Washington Post's Rob Stein. The Department of Homeland Security plans to build the lab — called the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility — in Manhattan, Kansas, to study animal diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease, which is "highly contagious," Stein says.

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