Editorial: Fort Detrick needs to rebuild trust with Frederick community (News-Post)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shut down biosafety laboratories at Fort Detrick last month, yet the public didn’t know. And that’s simply unacceptable. The CDC sent a letter on July 15 shutting down level 3 and 4 labs at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. The CDC found deficiencies with the labs where infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus, plague and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are studied. Those labs, operated by USAMRIID, failed to follow local procedures, lacked periodic recertification training of employees, and had problems with the wastewater decontamination system. (News-Post)   

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