Skip to comments.Military lab, handles Ebola & other dangerous pathogens, suspended after failing CDC inspection
Posted on 08/08/2019 10:30:33 PM PDT by Freedom56v2
A military laboratory in Maryland used for biological defense research, which houses some of the worlds most dangerous pathogens, was ordered to stop research last month after failing an inspection.
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick was ordered to cease all operations last month after an inspection by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in June found several causes for concern regarding safety precautions, The Frederick News-Post reported.
Spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden confirmed the news to the outlet, adding that inspectors questioned standard operating procedures including failure to follow local procedures and a lack of periodic recertification training for workers in the biocontainment laboratories. She also said that the wastewater decontamination system failed to meet standards.
USAMRIID will return to fully operational status upon meeting benchmark requirements for biosafety, she said in an email. We will resume operations when the Army and the CDC are satisfied that USAMRIID can safely and consistently meet all standards.
According to its website, USAMRIID was founded in 1969 by the Department of Defense with a mission to protect the warfighter from biological threats, in addition to research disease outbreaks and threats to public health.
The order will suspend research into organisms that cause Ebola, smallpox, anthrax and plague, and poison ricin, the New York Times reported.
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BTW, there was massive flooding there in 2018 according to NYT...
If this is accurate, we’re one man in a white lab coat saying “there is no reason for alarm” away from a zombie apocalypse.
Hey, no worries, be happy !!!
We are from the government and here to help...
Herding Turds is NOT the same as filtering them Microscopic Miniturds !!!
“”” laboratory in Maryland used for biological defense research, which houses some of the worlds most dangerous pathogens “””
They’re closing the city of Baltimore?
I found this action to close the lab was reported on a number of websites when I searched...Scary stuff...
Labs are the most regulated industry in the world. The training and retraining requirements were created in days where most lab folks had HS and OJT.
Full disclosure in the lab. The main accrediting agency has hosted such lab leaders as Hilary Clinton.
The compliance piece of the lab generates truckloads of money for inspectors and compliance companies and burdens labs with too much irelevant regulation.
In other words, if a paperclip is in the wrong place, an inspector will cite you for it.
Don’t worry about a few lab deficiencies, very few of them actually matter.
The environmental failures are much the same. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a shut-down saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
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