Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab

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According to a chilling report coming out of Louisiana a dangerous and often deadly type of bacteria that lives in soil and water has been released from a high-security laboratory at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana. But wait! Officials assure there is no risk to the public. Yet despite weeks of investigation by multiple federal and state agencies, the cause of the release and the extent of the contamination remain unknown and a mystery according to interviews and records obtained by USA TODAY. The incident has raised concerns that bacteria from the lab may have contaminated the facility’s grounds and though initial, limited tests didn’t detect it, some officials are pressing behind the scenes for more action, records show. FULL REPORT