Tarry for the Nonce

September 15, 2005

Send Out the Cats

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 5:41 pm

Should there be any concern about the three missing mice?

Authorities are investigating the disappearance from a New Jersey bioterror research lab of at least three mice carrying a deadly strain of plague . . .

There is a very slim chance that the mice were able to escape the facility, investigators said. If they did, sources involved in the case estimated their time of survival and potential transmission of the disease at three days . . .

“We don’t have any indication there’s a public health threat,” said Von Roebuck, a spokesman for the CDC. “We’re basing that on the fact that we’ve had no reports of the plague in the area.”

How comforting.


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