The animals tell.
As part of Washington state's biological warfare defense,
veterinarians recently began monitoring unusual small animal deaths for
evidence of tularemia, plague, anthrax and other diseases that could be
caused by lethal agents. Small animals (rabbits, squirrels, mice and
other critters) would likely show symptoms and die faster than humans
after being exposed to a lethal biological agent. The project is funded
by a $75,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The project uses citizen reports of dead wildlife to collect for