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Tests indicate a fifth monkey had been exposed to deadly bacteria that was somehow released from a high-security lab at the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans, according to an e-mail circulated among federal and state investigators. The monkey, like the others before it, was not part of an experiment. How the dangerous pathogen got out of its lab remains a mystery.
which was supposed to be securely contained inside a laboratory located in another building on the sprawling campus......The CDC has said there is no evidence of a public health threat..........Louisiana state officials have expressed concerns that the bacteria, which can live and grow in soil and water, has contaminated the environment outside the facility. Two of the initially infected animals became ill in November while living in large outdoor cages in a massive breeding colony on the campus that houses 4,000 animals. Although a limited number of soil and water tests have not detected the bacteria outdoors,
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: korkythecat
Even more troubling was the 2009 H1N1 outbreak in Mexico. Allegedly that strain was found to be a genetic mutagen consisting of 4 different H1N1 strains, combined into a single virus. Most alternative websites have classified the nature of that outbreak as being only possible if the virus came from a lab because virus strains simply don't combine like that spontaneously in nature.
When these labs start tinkering with forced mutations and combinations of strains, it goes well beyond their stated goals of developing vaccines and counter measures for bioterror and, instead, the lab itself starts sown the road to being the source of pandemics and potentially new, deadlier strains.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Just wondering how many of these accidents happen that we don't hear about.
Also, wasn't New Orleans the city where they said no thanks to the meeting of the virology conference last year during the ebola outbreaks?
When it gets to 11] monkeys, it may be time to run.