Health Highlights: March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 1:56 PM

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Investigators have not been able to determine how a potentially deadly strain of bacteria escaped from a research laboratory and infected monkeys in another part of the Tulane National Research Primate Research Center in Louisiana.

The strain of bacteria -- called burkholderia pseudomallei -- is common in Southeast Asia and northern Australia and infects people and animals when contaminated soil and water gets into cuts in the skin, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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