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Small Amounts of Bacteria Found During DC Protests Last Weekend

Small amounts of bacteria detected in the District during last weekend’s war protests are not harmful and probably occurred naturally, say officials from the D.C. Department of Health. D.C. Health Director Dr. Gregg Pane tells WTOP Radio that the bio-watch collectors, operated by the Department of Homeland Security, tested positive for a small amount of Tularemia last weekend during the protests on the National Mall. “We’ve stepped up our surveillance and have notified doctors in the area about what to look for,” Pane says, adding that anyone who was on the National Mall last weekend and has been experiencing symptoms of pneumonia should see his or her doctor. Full Story

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