Thursday, September 15, 2005


Just thought this was an interesting tidbit.....

NEWARK, N.J. - Three mice infected with the bacteria responsible for bubonic plague apparently disappeared from a laboratory about two weeks ago, and authorities launched a search though health experts said there was scant public risk.

The mice were unaccounted-for at the Public Health Research Institute, which is on the campus of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and conducts bioterrorism research for the federal government.

Federal official said the mice may never be accounted for. Among other things, the rodents may have been stolen (stolen?!!!), eaten by other lab animals or just misplaced in a paperwork error. (What about the ones infected with other diseases? Are they taken care of in the same manner?)

If the mice got outside the lab, they would have already died from the disease, state Health Commissioner Fred Jacobs said.

The possibility of theft prompted the institute to interrogate two dozen of its employees and conduct lie detector tests, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported Thursday.

I feel safer after reading this, don't you.


At 2:24 PM, Blogger anika said...

Hm. That's not the most comforting thing I've read.

klilleuy: a subliminal message for me to get revenge on my stepmother muahaha

(just joking, sort of)

At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Shannon said...

Alright someone at the lab is slacking horribly or not paying enough attention! Now i wonder how much these chodes get paid. Probably too much.


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