U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
The Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick is getting a new commander and a new focus.
Two accidents at the Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory potentially exposed nine workers to harmful biological agents in the last two years, according to occupational hazard reports.
Fort Detrick is welcoming a new garrison commander to the Army installation in Frederick.
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 Army’s flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick.