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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:53:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] BIODEFENSE: Army gives reporters tour of Ft. Detrick (MD) infectious disease institute
Research watched closely at Army’s newly upgraded biodefense lab at Fort Detrick in Md.

By Associated Press
Washington Post
August 9, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. - Cutting-edge technology is matched by high-tech security at a newly renovated Army biodefense laboratory, officials said Wednesday during a tour of the research suite at Fort Detrick.

Scientists working with the world's deadliest pathogens are monitored by video cameras, watched through windows and tracked by sensors that know when someone has entered a lab.

"We want to make sure we work safely and that we come home to our families every day as safe as possible," said Lisa Hensley, chief of viral therapeutics at the U.S. Army Institute of Infectious Diseases.

She and other USAMRIID officials spoke to reporters during a tour of a renovated Biosafety Level 4 laboratory suite.


For the entire article, see
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/research-watched-closely-at-armys- newly-upgraded-biodefense-lab-at-fort-detrick-in-md/2011/08/10/ gIQABQiy6I_story.html

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