A truck carrying 100 lab monkeys bound for a testing facility crashed near Danville, Pa. 3 of the cynomolgus macaque monkeys escaped the accident and were later caught. Now the CDC is monitoring local residents for cold-like symptoms.
UPDATE: 1/26/2022 11:05 am
We found the original news report. Stories seem to be changing depending on who you ask from the scene, so we wanted to add the original report.
UPDATE: 1/25/2022 9:58 pm
Michelle Fallon, the woman who witnessed the accident is now seriously ill after coming in contact with the primates.
Fallon got out of her car to help the driver attempt to put the animals back in her cages being told initially they were cats. So she put her hand in a cage where one of the monkeys screamed at her.
“Well, I tried to pet one,” Fallon said. “I touched the crates and walked in poop.”
Fallon said she spoke to someone from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was told she’d be getting a letter and that she’s at a “very low risk for I don’t know what yet.”
She posted on Facebook that since coming in contact with the monkeys she has developed a cough and pink eye that ended up so bad she had to go to Geisinger Medical Center’s emergency room for treatment.
Infectious disease doctors gave her the first of four rabies shots and antiviral drugs. Fallon posted she was monitoring for symptoms of rabies and monkey herpesvirus B but said her “symptoms are covid symptoms. Like seriously. A day from hell!”
“Anyone who sees or locates the monkey is asked not to approach, attempt to catch, or come in contact with the monkey,” state police tweeted following Friday’s crash in Montour County.
Trooper Lauren Lesher said the directive to stay away was “due to it not being a domesticated animal and them being in an unknown territory,” adding, “it is hard to say how they would react to a human approaching them.”
Originally posted: 1/24/2022 9:34 am
The truck driver, en route to Florida, crashed into a dump truck on Friday outside Danville, Pennsylvania.
All of the escaped simians were accounted for by Saturday and they were later “humanely euthanized.” Why would they euthanize monkeys that were heading for a lab after an accident?
The innocent monkeys were on their way to a CDC-approved quarantine facility after arriving at New York’s Kennedy Airport from Mauritius. The Atlanta-based CDC said the agency was providing “technical assistance” to state police in Pennsylvania.
The collision occurred Friday on a state highway near an Interstate 80 exit in Pennsylvania’s Montour County.
This particular species of monkey is primarily used in medical studies. Though the type of research they were destined for was not immediately clear. A 2015 paper posted on the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information referred to them as the most widely used primate in preclinical toxicology studies.
Earlier, police had earlier urged people not to look for or capture any monkey, with troopers tweeting: “Anyone who sees or locates the monkey is asked not to approach, attempt to catch, or come in contact with the monkey. Please call 911 immediately.”
Trooper Lauren Lesher had said the concern was “due to it not being a domesticated animal and them being in an unknown territory. It is hard to say how they would react to a human approaching them.”
Drivers of the truck and semi-truck carrying the innocent animals destined for who knows what horrors were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
What is so concerning about the CDC monitoring local residents though? They’re just being cautious because the monkeys are from a foreign land, right?
Well, over the past 2 years we’ve seen how trustworthy the CDC is about everything since COVID was leaked from a lab in Wuhan. What’s going to happen if the residents in Danville start getting sicker? It’s the middle of winter when the flu and cold are already prevalent and COVID continues to pester the world.
How exactly are they monitoring this?
What kind of lab were these innocent souls destined for? How surprised will anyone be if another virus suddenly pops up in the middle of Pennsylvania?
This is all rather reminiscent of when the truck carrying Moderna vaccines crashed in Morgantown last year.
The CDC and all of these inhumane and immoral “scientists” need to be held accountable for the horrors that they plague upon the world.
It’s also high time they stop using animals in the creation and testing of viruses that they don’t need to create.