“There was a special room that was built housing about 1000 white lab mice,” Zieba explained.
What they found was absolutely terrifying.
“Through their statements that they were doing some testing on laboratory mice that would help them support, developing the COVID test kits that they had on-site,” Prado said.
Health officials discovered nearly 1,000 lab mice, 200 of which were already dead.
Also found were thousands of vials, many of which contained biohazardous materials including human blood, and other unknown substances.
“A lot of these labels have been removed from bottles so there was only so much testing. We could do those chemicals,” Prado continued.
According to court documents officials with the Centers for Disease Control tested what they could and determined that at least 20 potentially infectious viral, bacterial, and parasitic agents were present including E. Coli, malaria, and even COVID.
“I think because of that swift action that was taken we had been able to maintain public safety this entire time,” Prado explained.
Over the course of several weeks, officials with local, state, and federal agencies worked to remove the materials from the location