Investigators believed a high-security bioterrorism laboratory may not have sent out live anthrax samples by mistake, despite initial fears, Reuters reports.
Organisms removed from the laboratory earlier this month may have first been soaked in acid for 24 hours, far longer than the 10-minute exposure of a sample that showed signs of life in the secured facility days later, the news agency reported on Friday. The discovery of the live agent prompted concern that samples sent out of the laboratory may have included live bacteria, potentially exposing dozens of personnel in lower-security areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
May not have?
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RIANOVOSTI – A new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense unit was established in Sevastopol, a spokesperson for Russia’s Southern Military District said Monday.
P. 35 of the PDF has Larson’s 1st paper on Biological warfare, published in 1966 Issue of Military Review.
BBC – “Drastic action” is needed to contain the spread of deadly Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense News on topics like mapping Ebola’s spread, increase in MERS and chikungunya cases and more… (Biodefense Headlines of the Week are out!