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Tag Archives: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

New commander, focus coming to Army’s Md. biodefense lab

FREDERICK — The Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick is getting a new commander and a new focus. Col. Thomas Bundt assumes command Monday of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. He succeeds ...

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Fire breaks out at Md. Army lab under construction

FREDERICK — Fort Detrick officials say two construction workers were injured when a fire broke out at an Army lab under construction. The two-alarm blaze broke out Wednesday afternoon at the fire at the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute ...

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Scientists display work at Md. research festival

FREDERICK — Maj. Scotty Long is no historian, but his work sometimes leads him to extract DNA from century-old mosquitoes kept by the Smithsonian Institution. Long is an epidemiologist with the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps and chief of the ...

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U.S. to pay $2.5M in anthrax death case

MIAMI — More than a decade after tabloid photo editor Robert Stevens became the first victim of the 2001 anthrax attacks, the U.S. government has agreed to pay his widow and family $2.5 million to settle their lawsuit, according to ...

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Safety matches security at renovated Fort Detrick lab

FREDERICK — Cutting-edge technology is matched by high-tech security at a newly renovated Army biodefense laboratory, officials said Wednesday during a tour of the research suite at Fort Detrick. Scientists working with the world’s deadliest pathogens are monitored by video ...

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Panel: No follow-up on anthrax suspect’s mental illness

HAGERSTOWN — A court-ordered panel of experts said Wednesday that security investigators failed to follow up on signs of mental illness that should have prevented the apparent perpetrator of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks from working with anthrax at the ...

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