CDC laboratory incident : timeline of major events : anthrax
Published Date:July 11, 2014
Description:June 5: BRRAT [Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology] Lab BSL [biosafety level]-3 - Laboratory scientist prepared extracts from B. anthracis for analysis. Culture after ten minute treatment.
June 6: BRRAT Lab BSL-3 - After twenty four hours, extracts removed to BSL-2. No growth.; BRRAT Lab BSL-2 - MALDI [matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization] plate is prepared with potential aerosolization sent to Core BSL-2; Core Lab - MALDI plate arrives and nitrogen air system used in chemical hood blow off flakes (potential aersolization).
June 12: BRRAT Lab BSL-2 - New MALDI plate is prepared and sent to Special Pathogens lab for mass spectroscopy with potential aerosolization; Special Pathogens BSL-2: Special pathogens lab performs mass spectroscopy.
June 13: BRRAT Lab BSL-3 - Growth noted on ten minute subculture Anthrax colonies BSL-3 containment; MALDI plates and tubes collected and secured from BSL-2 labs.
June 14: Mass spectrometers taken off line in Special Pathogens and Core labs.
June 18: BRRAT lab ceases all operations.
Timeline appearing as Appendix C – Graphic depiction of major events of: Report on the potential exposure to anthrax. Atlanta, GA : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014, p. 22.
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