Sunday, February 08, 2009

plague-infested mice missing from new jersey research lab

plague-infested mice missing from new jersey research labfrom ahn: The frozen remains of two mice infected with the bubonic plague are missing from a New Jersey bioterror research facility, and the facility waited seven weeks to report the incident to federal and state authorities. Officials with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, where the remains went missing, and FBI officials, said the missing mice pose no public health threat. This is the same facility where three live plague-inflected mice went missing in September 2005. Officials concluded those mice died. The frozen mice were noticed missing when an animal care supervisor went to prepare them for sterilization and incineration, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported. University officials still think the remains were incinerated earlier, but lack the records to prove it. University officials say they contacted the FBI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials when they realized the dead mice were unaccounted for.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My man,

I'm just listening to your episode # 110 right now & browsing you website, wondering about the news on the missing, plague-infected mice...well, give me 1 second plz...back in the days...january 19th, 2009, I posted in my private blog #192, linking to cryptogon...I mean that article here:

okok, your freedom to connect the dots by yourself...but WHAT A *COINCIDENCE* ... missing plague-infested mice from a US laboratory & 40 [so called] "al-Qaeda" operatives killed by the Black Death in their desert-camp in Algeria...well, I'm desperatly trying to find those bugs on eBay...if U know what I mean...not so easy to get...

once again, I'd like to quote john pilger:

"it's not a war on terror going on, it a war of terror"

cheers alex from the land where the black death killed between 75 - 200 million people in the 14th century [between 20 - 80% of the population]: Europe

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