|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:08:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIODEFENSE: Tularemia at Ft. Detrick (MD)|
Army: Broken procedures led to lab infection By Megan Eckstein Frederick News Post (MD) April 7, 2010An Army lab at Fort Detrick said Tuesday it did not follow proper procedures last November when a researcher infected herself with the tularemia bacteria.
The researcher at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases was exposed to the bacteria between Nov. 13 and 17, and USAMRIID's health team did not realize she may have contracted the disease until Dec. 1.
A USAMRIID summary report states the researcher did not follow lab procedure for disposing of her work materials, had not been immunized for tularemia, was not wearing proper safety attire given the lack of immunization and did not alert the proper offices when she called in sick to work.
... For the entire article, see http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=103402 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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