SLOPPY: CDC Shuts Down Military Lab Studying Ebola, Plague, etc. Amid Fears It’s GETTING OUT Through Wastewater

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We may not have to wait for a traveler from the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit the United States for an Ebola outbreak. It just might be brought to us by our own military along with the plague and other horrifying germs.

The laboratory at Fort Detrick, the  U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has been sent a cease-and-desist order by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention after a second inspection showed sloppy handling of deadly germs and viruses.

The CDC inspected the military research institute in June and inspectors found several areas of concern in standard operating procedures, which are in place to protect workers in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories, spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden confirmed in an email Friday.

The CDC sent a cease and desist order in July.

After USAMRIID received the order from the CDC, its registration with the Federal Select Agent Program, which oversees disease-causing material use and possession, was suspended. That suspension effectively halted all biological select agents and toxin research at USAMRIID, Vander Linden said in her email. (source)

At this time “no infectious pathogens, or disease-causing material, have been found outside authorized areas.” The New York Times reports that the CDC could not provide more specific details due to “national security reasons.”

What was USMRIID doing wrong?

The laboratory, which is located in Frederick, Maryland, studies different deadly bugs for biological warfare purposes. They have failed inspection specifically by the Federal Select Agent Program, which oversees the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins that could potentially pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health.

CDC spokeswoman Kathryn Harben wrote in an email that the Federal Select Agent Program doesn’t comment directly on whether a program is registered or what specific enforcement actions are taken.

“As situations warrant, [Federal Select Agent Program] will take whatever appropriate action is necessary to resolve any departures from regulatory compliance in order to help ensure the safety and security of work with select agents and toxins,” Harben said in the email.

The suspension was due to multiple causes, including failure to follow local procedures and a lack of periodic recertification training for workers in the biocontainment laboratories, according to Vander Linden. The wastewater decontamination system also failed to meet standards set by the Federal Select Agent Program, Vander Linden said in a follow-up email.

The suspension was due to multiple causes, including failure to follow local procedures and a lack of periodic recertification training for workers in the biocontainment laboratories, according to Vander Linden. The wastewater decontamination system also failed to meet standards set by the Federal Select Agent Program, Vander Linden said in a follow-up email.

“To maximize the safety of our employees, there are multiple layers of protective equipment and validated processes,” she said.

Vander Linden could not say when the laboratory would be able to continue research.

“USAMRIID will return to fully operational status upon meeting benchmark requirements for biosafety,” she said in an email. “We will resume operations when the Army and the CDC are satisfied that USAMRIID can safely and consistently meet all standards.” (source)

The problems started with a flood in 2018.

It’s important to note that the USAMRIID facility was flooded in May of 2018.

In May 2018, storms caused a flood at the Fort Detrick facility, seriously damaging its 10-year-old steam sterilization plant, which provides high-tech wastewater management. The plant was offline for months, and the incident resulted in upgraded biosafety procedures. But as Vander Linden told the Frederick News-Post, the new protocols significantly increased “operational complexity” at the facility. The CDC inspection found that the “new procedures were not being followed consistently,” along with the discovery of “mechanical problems with the chemical-based decontamination system, as well as leaks [inside the lab]. (source)


A lab with all sorts of deadly viruses flooded, and most of us never heard a single thing about it. And ever since, the wastewater leaving the lab may or may not have been properly treated by steam sterilization.

What is the lab at Fort Detrick studying?

The USAMRIID is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. Their mission is to “provide leading-edge medical capabilities to deter and defend against current and emerging biological threat agents.” Their vision is to “advance medical biological defense to protect our military and the nation.”

So they study biological warfare from both an offensive and defensive standpoint.

The local news outlet, The Frederick News-Post said:

At the time of the cease and desist order, USAMRIID scientists were working with agents known to cause tularemia, also called deer fly or rabbit fever, the plague and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, all of which were worked on in a biosafety level 3 laboratory. Researchers were also working with the Ebola virus in a biosafety level 4 lab, Vander Linden said.

Of the pathogens, Ebola, bacteria Yersinia pestis (plague), and bacterium Francisella tularensis (tularemia) are on the list of the Health and Human Services select agents and toxins. The three are considered Tier 1 agents, which pose a severe public health and safety threat.

Venezuelan equine encephalitis also falls under the Federal Select Agent Program, according to the Code of Federal Regulations. (source)

Nifty. Just imagine that stuff getting out with the facility’s wastewater.

There’s no word on when operations will resume.

I imagine the good people of Frederick, Maryland aren’t too thrilled to be in the same neighborhood as a laboratory which is sloppily studying all these deadly bugs. This is reminiscent of the rumors about Plum Island and ticks weaponized with Lyme disease, which lawmakers have recently been investigating. And it’s certainly no wonder the people of Manhattan, Kansas didn’t want the research facility being built there.

Every time I see a story like this it reminds me of books like The Stand and movies like Outbreak.  All it takes is one careless laboratory accident – you know, like not sanitizing the wastewater before it leaves the facility – to start something that simply cannot be contained. It looks like all those folks prepping for a deadly pandemic may not be so crazy after all.

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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company.  She lives in the mountains of Virginia with her family. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • So they were flooded out a while back. Was not a inspection done at that time? If so why was this not found…..o wait it was a gov/military facility so maybe that explains it. Of course if they really want a hands on observation of how ….ebola….goes from start to finish just do a hands on study of all those africians they are letting in and for some reason going to maine. And some of them are from the area ebola is running wild in. O yes they would say none were sick, BUT I do believe it has a 21 day period where no infection shows. And sorry to say people actually think the gove will protect them. I would say the only one you can count on is….GOD….and even he just might be getting pissed off with us humans. So it really is each man/women and a bunch of ?????? for themselves.

  • Maybe if the CDC spent MORE time dealing with DISEASES, and LESS time lecturing Americans concerning the surrender of their constitutional rights, they might’ve gotten a handle on this sooner. Pro tip, CDC: MURDER, whether it be performed by a gun, car, or catapult, is NOT a disease; hence, not your JOB to try to control. Thanks!

  • The Government let it get out on purpose. They can’t just shoot and kill millions of people to accelerate their agenda. Much easier to let Ebola out and exterminate several million without a soul realizing their actions.

    Best thing you can do is to stay away from crowds or places of gather.

  • In reading about Ebola infections through out the years. It appears that ebola cannot survive in temperate climates. All incidents of ebola infections in people that end up going to temperate zones, for some reason, the ebola does not infect others, it just stops.

  • I no longer trust the CDC because they appear to have been corporatized, as happened with the FDA. Can we really trust that their goal is to prevent disease rather than to spread it in accordance with the depopulation goals of the NWO, an arm of which they may well be?

  • I worked in similar facilities in the USAF and US Army, and I can tell you my experience has been the opposite. Safety protocols are taken very seriously. This sounds almost deliberate? I served until 1993, but I cannot imagine this occurring even now.

  • The CDC sees them as competition for funding. This is nothing more than inside politics and it’s all about money. The CDC was a mistake that has grown to compete with pre-existing government agencies to justify its budget. They keep gun stats, in addition to the FBI’ keeping of gun stats and that has nothing to do with disease and everything to do with justification of a giant bloated bureaucracy that does everything but its job. Shut them down and turn the job back over to the Army.

  • Government agencies are known to be models of efficiency and thriftiness. But I do jest. They are actually modals of tragic proportions and lead to strife, wars, and bankruptcy.

  • Most beaches in the US are contaminated. The latest being the international airport at Houston dumping international feces down the storm drains from the aircraft. It all washes down to the gulf and out. I’m sure Houston Airport is not the only one.

    Where to you think the human feces goes in cities like San FranFreako when the sanitary crews power wash the sidewalks? Yep. Right down the storm drains into the ocean. Welcome to a Turd World nation formerly known as the United States of America. Enjoy!

  • I live in western Montana, and when we allowed the government to come in end expand the “RIBI LABS” which was world renowned for it’s work on a serum to treat rocky mountain spotted fever, eye cancer in cattle, and several other serious diseases, into a class 4-5 facility,many people expressed fears that these very “accidents” would become commonplace. Sure enough, about two years after they started operation, (and after assuring everyone that the stringent safety measures would guarantee that harmful pathogens could possibly escape into our beautiful pristine ecological environment of the Bitterroot valley, A news article appeared in our local paper that a local person who worked at the lab had contracted plague! Not only that, but he was allowed to roam freely, through the neighborhood. We were assured that the authorities were monitoring the case, and there was no danger!

    • Hi Lori, fortunately later news articles in February of this year clarified that the patient in Philadelphia was tested and was found NOT to have Ebola after all.

  • This article made a chill run up my spine – I used to live near Fort Detrick! So glad the virus (apparently) didn’t escape into the surrounding area, Whew!

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