|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:12:53 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOLABS: Incident at Ft. Detrick (MD)|
Multiple researchers potentially exposed to biological warfare agent
By Sylvia Carignan Frederick News-Post (MD) January 4, 2015While sitting in a boiling hot water bath in a Fort Detrick lab, a plastic tube holding a biological warfare agent popped open. Steam rose up out of the bath.
A microbiologist walked into the room. And another.One stood in the room for 10 minutes as they discussed what to do, the steam spreading through the lab.
In all, six people were potentially exposed to Burkholderia mallei, a bacteria that causes an infectious disease called glanders. The bacteria can be spread via aerosol, contaminated food and water and was used as a biological weapon during World War II.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/health/research/multiple- researchers-potentially-exposed-to-biological-warfare-agent-at- usamriid/article_ef9aae2a-f8cf-5f6d-aa54-4cbc0edfc1a5.html
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