2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:21:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] BIODEFENSE: "Eight possible biological exposures, no illnesses" in 2012 at Ft. Detrick (MD)
Report: Eight possible biological exposures, no illnesses in Army

By Courtney Mabeus
Frederick News-Post (MD)
April 2, 2013

The Army reported no illnesses from eight possible biological exposures out of 29,556 entrances into labs at Fort Detrick in 2012, according to information from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Those possible exposures arose from 39 incidents self-reported by employees who work in biosafety Level 3 and 4 labs at USAMRIID in which workers handle some of the most dangerous agents, including Ebola and anthrax, according to a report posted Friday on the agency's website.

USAMRIID safety officials did not respond to inquiries Monday from The Frederick News-Post.

The types of potential exposures were not listed on the agency's website posting.


For the entire article, see
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm? StoryID=148902


Lenny Siegel
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