CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* In understanding the CpG monkey study, the document to obtain under FOIA is titled “CpG&monkeys.doc” and attached to Dr. Ivins’ April 11, 2001 email.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 24, 2011

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One Response to “* In understanding the CpG monkey study, the document to obtain under FOIA is titled “CpG&monkeys.doc” and attached to Dr. Ivins’ April 11, 2001 email.”

  1. DXer said

    A Strange Type of Anthrax Is Killing Chimpanzees

    No one knows where it came from, how it spreads, or why it infects so many mammal species.

    What now? Yves Herman / Reuters

    • Ed Yong

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/a-strange-type-of-anthrax-is-killing-chimpanzees/535521/

    Anthrax is typically the work of a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis, which produces a cocktail of powerful and lethal toxins. But the microbe that attacked the chimps was a new strain of Bacillus cereus, which had acquired many of the same toxin genes. Very little is known about this strain of rainforest anthrax, known as Bcbva. But Leendertz and his colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin have now shown that it’s a startlingly prolific killer, responsible for more than a third of mammalian deaths in the Taï forest. And it is likely to wipe out the local chimpanzees within the next 150 years.

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