U.S. Government Suspends Operations At Army Medical Research Institute Of Infectious Diseases After Failed Inspection

Fox News: Military lab, which handles Ebola and other dangerous pathogens, suspended after failing CDC inspection
“A military laboratory in Maryland used for biological defense research, which houses some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens, was ordered to stop research last month after failing an inspection…” (Dedaj, 8/8).

New York Times: Deadly Germ Research Is Shut Down at Army Lab Over Safety Concerns
“… ‘Research is currently on hold,’ the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, in Fort Detrick, Md., said in a statement on Friday. The shutdown is likely to last months, Caree Vander Linden, a spokeswoman, said in an interview…” (Grady, 8/5).

The Telegraph: Germ lab creating vaccines for deadly microbes shut down over safety concerns
“…The institute studies germs and toxins that could pose a threat to public health and could even be used as weapons. It also studies disease outbreaks. … A statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said the suspension was in place until the institute ‘corrects deficiencies that have been identified by Federal Select Agent Program’…” (Farmer, 8/8).

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