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 examination.
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2004|
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