Monkeys infected by deadly bacteria at Louisiana lab

March 4, 2015 11:57 AM

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(Reuters) - Four monkeys at a high-security primate research lab in Louisiana were accidentally infected with a deadly bacteria being analyzed at the lab, officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

A federal investigator also became sick a day after entering the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans in January and tested positive for the bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, but it was unclear whether she had been exposed to the bacteria at the center or before her visit, sai...

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