Hansen: Once-flush bioterror lab tries to stand guard against anthrax, ricin
Working in Special Pathogens and Biosecurity Laboratory at UNMC are Anthony Sambol, left, the lab's coordinator, and Peter Iwen, the lab's associate director. Federal funding for the center peaked at $1.2 million, has been sliced in half in recent years, and could get whacked again.
Posted: Monday, July 8, 2013 12:00 am
The three-ring binders, each one containing its own nightmare, line one shelf in the lab.
“Bacillus anthracis,” one binder is labeled. You know it as anthrax, the deadly bacterium that killed at least five people and sickened dozens of others in the upside-down weeks after 9/11.
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