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Georgia biolab FLUNKS surprise inspection by CDC
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I thought you guys might like this little story in a little paler that went largely unremarked. A biolab associated with Univ of GA flunked its inspection, a surprise inspection I might add. They use animals there and work with pathogens like SARS and TB and avian flu. I'll post the link in word terms instead of URL terms because EVERY time I post any link whatsoever, I get banned. Which really sucks.
UGA downplays biolab inspection report
Inspectors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted about a dozen deficiencies in a surprise inspection of the University of Georgia's troubled high-security Animal Health Research Center last month. UGA officials characterized what the CDC found as minor. Scientists use the high-security lab on Carlton Street near East Campus Road to do research on diseases that could pose a threat to human or animal health, such as SARS, tuberculosis and bird flu. ... Inspectors also found what Allen termed a "brief, temporary airflow reversal in some labs," she said."
That is the scariest part, the reverse airflows of pathogens from INSIDE the lab to outer rooms. Read the rest of the article here
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