|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||19 Apr 2006 22:20:44 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Ft. Detrick anthrax|
Anthrax escaped at Army lab in '01, '02|
Baltimore Sun April 19, 2006
The Army's biological weapons defense laboratory at Fort Detrick probably had multiple episodes of anthrax contamination as workers strove to process a flood of samples sent there for testing in 2001 and 2002, an internal report says.
The report contains previously undisclosed details about the sometimes sloppy practices that allowed anthrax spores to escape from biosafety containment labs at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. No one was hurt by the released spores.
Security measures were tightened after the Army acknowledged one of the accidental releases in April 2002. No other breaches of containment - the confirmed presence of agents where they should not be - have since been reported.
For the entire article, see http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-md.sbriefs19apr19,0,5658021.story?coll=bal-local-headlines
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