Disinfo: A secret US lab in Georgia might be spreading deadly pathogens against Russian interests

Summary

The South Ossetian side again expressed concern regarding outbreaks of non-typical pandemic diseases of humans and animals in Georgia, as well as the so called ‘Lugar Laboratory’ located on the territory of Georgia, and the increased rate of outbreaks of dangerous pandemics in South Ossetia

Disproof

Recurring disinformation, especially in the Caucasus region uicarmenia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Report-english.pdf, , euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/, . The U.S. and Georgian government officials, including the chief scientist at the laboratory, told Polygraph.info that these accusations are false. Contrary to the South Ossetian and Russian claims, they stressed that the mission of the Lugar Center is the “protection and improvement of the health of Georgia’s population through scientific, evidence-based prevention of diseases, and through the preparation for, and timely response to, threats to public health.” In addition, they noted that the Center is a World Health Organization partner, is open to qualified scientists from around the world, and is strictly monitored according to U.S. and international health standards. Further debunking: Polygraph.info

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  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia
  • Keywords: South Ossetia, Diseases
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