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Originally posted by research100
interesting snippet: Initial results of the investigation do not show any spills or equipment malfunction that could have caused the exposure, Lampiris said. The lab has since been decontaminated.
"Everyone around him said he was an outstanding worker and fastidious," he said.
none of the lab workers were vaccinated, but they are now...since their co-worker died
Read more: www.sfgate.com.../c/a/2012/05/02/BA2F1OCFMO.DTL#ixzz1tq9eMRIR
Sixteen laboratory workers worldwide contracted meningitis between 1985 and 2001, including six in the United States, according to a 2005 study by the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Half died. Most did not have sufficient respiratory protection, the study said.
Din wasn't vaccinated for the illness despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to do so. Nonetheless, the VA's Harry Lampiris said a vaccine might not have protected Din because he was helping to develop a vaccine for a strain that was resistant to vaccine.
The vaccine-resistant strain of bacteria was found in his bloodstream.
Originally posted by JWash
Funny how the News neglects/removes how this bacterium strain is vaccine-resistant.