Skip to comments.9,200 uncounted vials found at Army lab
Posted on 06/18/2009 11:40:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono
An inventory of deadly germs and toxins at an Army biodefense lab in Frederick found more than 9,200 vials of material that was unaccounted for in laboratory records, Fort Detrick officials said Wednesday.
The 13 percent overage mainly reflects stocks left behind in freezers by researchers who retired or left Fort Detrick since the biological warfare defense program was established there in 1943, said Col. Mark Kortepeter, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
He said the found material included Korean War-era serum samples from patients with Korean hemorrhagic fever, a disease still of interest to researchers pursuing a vaccine. Other vials contained viruses and microbes responsible for Ebola, plague, anthrax, botulism and host of other ailments, Kortepeter said in a teleconference with reporters.
"What happens over time, these get moved from one freezer to another, historically. Now we have much better tracking of where they are," Kortepeter said.
9000 vials of disease....disturbing to say the least.
So, are they still missing the 9200 vials or did they find them scattered around in various freezers? Just how many freezers do they have that they forget what’s in them? Does anyone bother to check if one has gone out? Why wait for the big one to hit when we’ve got Ft. Detrick.
Government entities cannot be trusted, that’s all there is to it. They are inherently irresponsible.
Well I know I feel much better knowing that.
This is the Army. We don’t need no stinkin’ chain of custody.
The government loses track of nearly 10,000 viles of horrifying death. Anyone surprised?
Pssst, wanna buy some Ebola?
At least it wasn’t 20,000.
Oh wait, we don’t know that.
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That’s nothing, they should take a look in the Tupperware in the back of my fridge.
and they all voted for 0bama
I’m pinging Smokin’ Joe list to a new article .
Many years has it been since the last inventory? Hard to believe they overlooked 9000 vials. Where they heck do you hide that many to have them pop up again?
And they want us to trust them with our health care?
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