Disease testing delayed as Alaska lab damaged in quake

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Scientists have been delayed in tests for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported 13 testing rooms were damaged in the Nov. 30 quake.  The bacteria samples have been sent to labs in California and Washington state for testing.

    Germ-resistant walls cracked during the quake.  The walls help protect lab scientists from getting infected while conducting tests.

    The labs need about $200,000 in repairs.  It has been placed at the top of the repair list as the building is seen as critical infrastructure.

    Test results have been delayed for weeks.

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