Sloppy lab practice cited in bioterror bacteria release

March 13, 2015 4:57 PM

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Sloppy biosafety practices and contaminated worker clothing are the likely ways dangerous bioterror bacteria got out of a high-security lab in Louisiana, according to federal findings released Friday.

At least eight monkeys, and possibly a person, were exposed to the bacteria that somehow got outside the lab at the Tulane National Primate Research Center about 35 miles north of New Orleans.

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