Wednesday, October 05, 2005

There is no cause for alarm.

Rather than risk a false alarm, officials at the Department of Homeland Security didn't bother to tell Washington, DC authorities or the Centers for Disease Control that a number of sensors at the Mall might have detected the presence of tularemia. The CDC was not notified for at least three days following the event, which occurred the day after an anti-war rally at the Mall. CDC officials said that they "expected final testing to disprove the presence of the bacteria." (Washington Post)


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