posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 04:11 AM
Several reseachers at a California lab were unintentionally exposed to the potentially deadly
bacterium. Fortunately, none have become ill, but an
investigation has been launched to determine how live Anthrax samples were shipped instead of the dead samples to be used in experiments to develop an
Exposed workers undergo treatment; CDC
begins an investigation of lapse
Scientists at Southern Research Institute in Frederick intended to send dead anthrax bacteria to their collaborators in Oakland, said Thomas G.
Voss, vice president of homeland security and emerging infectious diseases at SRI.
The story is just coming in, but the chain of events leading to the realization that a serious accident had occured began last month:
On May 28, the material was injected into 10 mice, all of which were found dead May 31. A second group of 40 mice were inoculated June 4, and all
but one were found dead Monday, Mikalonis said.
San Francisco Chronicle
New York Times
[edit on 6-11-2004 by Valhall]