A truck carrying lab monkeys crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
Initially, it was reported that 4 monkeys escaped — however that has been updated to say only 3 escaped.
Since then all have been found and were euthanized.Â
The monkeys were initially from Mauritius, a country in eastern Africa.
One woman who saw the accident and helped is now being told by the CDC to monitor herself for “any cold-like symptoms.”
Friday night Newswatch 16 spoke with Michelle Fallon of Danville, who saw the entire accident. She jumped into action; helping both drivers and the loads they were carrying.
“I walk up back on the hill and this guy tells me, ‘Oh, he’s hauling cats. I said, ‘oh.’ So I go over to look in the crate and there’s this green cloth over it. So I peel it back, I stick my finger in there and go ‘kitty, kitty.’ It pops its head up and it’s a monkey,” Fallon said.
Fallon was contacted Saturday by the CDC and was told to monitor herself for any cold-like symptoms.
She shared the letter from the CDC with Newswatch 16; it reads in part that, “the surviving monkeys will be quarantined and will be monitored for infectious diseases for at least 31 days before their release.”
We will update this if we learn any more.
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