California Researcher Dies From Infection He Studied

The death of a 25-year-old researcher studying a sinister strain of bacteria has highlighted the hazards of infectious disease research. The man, whose name has not been released, died Saturday at the San Francisco VA Medical Center from a meningococcal infection he may have acquired while working at the hospital the day before. Headache, fever and chills set in just two hours after the researcher left the lab where he was helping to develop a vaccine for Neisseria meningitidis, a bug that...Full Story
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