On April 22, 2009 CNN reported that missing vials of a potentially dangerous virus have prompted an Army investigation into the disappearance from a lab in Maryland. The Army's Criminal Investigation Command agents have been visiting Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, to investigate the disappearance of the vials.
The vials contained samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, a virus that sickens horses and can be spread to humans by mosquitoes. In 97 percent of cases, humans with the virus suffer flu-like symptoms, but it can be deadly in about 1 out of 100 cases, according to Caree Vander Linden, a spokeswoman for the Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. .....
The CNN report comes just a few days after it had also reported that 21 thoroughbred horses dropped dead in a mysterious scene Sunday April 19, 2009 before a polo match near West Palm Beach, Florida. State and local veterinary teams were reported to be trying to figure out what happened at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, as team Lechuza Caracas prepared to compete in a U.S. Open match.
In all 21 horses from a Venezuelan team died suddenly in the mystery outbreak that has left the sport in shock. The horses from the Lechuza Caracas team were due to appear in the semi-final of the US Open in Florida, the most high-profile event in the American polo calendar and a highlight of the international circuit.”
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