By: Caroline Machiraju

Danville, PA – Michele Fallon is living a nightmare. And, she’s ready to put that nightmare on record.

The Danville woman is now experiencing symptoms, believed to be related to her close encounter with wild monkeys, when the trailer they were riding in collided with a dump truck and unloaded their cages all over Route 54, close to I-80, on Friday afternoon. (The monkeys were destined for an unidentified Centers for Disease Control lab, in the Midwest.)

The following day, Fallon developed a cough and something that resembled “pink-eye.” And, by Sunday, she was visiting the Geisinger Medical Center emergency room, where infectious disease doctors were consulted. Fallon has since received her first (of 4) preventative rabies shots; as well as a prescription for a 14-day course of Valacyclovir.

The stay-at-home mom, who shared that she was fully vaccinated and received her booster, was also tested for Covid, but the results at the ER were negative.

Fallon is still processing the sequence of events that unfolded on Friday. She pulled over to check on the condition of the accident victims, but she said they were more concerned about press coverage of the incident.

The driver of the truck hauling the monkeys, identified in a press release from PA State Police, as Cody M. Brooks, 31, of Keystone Heights, FL even went so far as to put his hand in the camera of a local Press-Enterprise reporter. “He was very, very upset,” said Fallon. “He was in a panic.” Brooks passenger, Daniel G. Adkins, 59, of Florahome, FL required transport to Geisinger Medical Center for an injury.

Many questions remain unanswered for Fallon, like what are these monkeys possibly infected with? Why wasn’t the vehicle marked indicating it was carrying potentially bio-hazardous contents? Why were the three monkeys that fled instantly euthanized and not captured? What did the CDC tell her doctor to test for?

Nothing forewarned Fallon that she was putting her health at risk. It was only after her risky encounter, when a CDC representative who appeared on the scene, advised her to watch for symptoms and to alert her primary care doctor. She also said the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health would be in touch (see letters).

“This has been a nightmare,” she said. “I had no idea doing a good deed like this could get me a rabies shot and put me in this situation.”

Fallon was simply showing compassion; she told the trailer driver that he’s “in Danville, we take care of people.” Now, she’s the one needing care.

Fallon said there were other motorists who stopped at the scene. Fallon could not identify those people but suspected some might also have been put at risk. The email from PA DOH indicated that efforts would be made to track them down with the assistance of police.

Those who believe they may have had contact with the monkeys are asked, per the CDC letter, to seek medical attention and contact PA DOH at (717) 787-3350.

The three monkeys who fled from the scene were euthanized. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has since issued a statement on this incident, indicating that the organization has filed a complaint with the US Department of Agriculture’s Director of Animal Welfare Operations, asking him to investigate the treatment of these monkeys. They report that the “USDA has now confirmed that it’s investigating.”

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  1. […] Jan 25 01:26:19 2022 (*4e3d9761*):: https://hbg100.com/2022/01/24/witness-at-scene-of-cdc-lab-monkeys-crash-has-developed-symptoms/amp/ *** Witness at scene of CDC lab monkeys crash has developed symptoms *** By: Caroline Machiraju […]

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  2. Marysmee45@gmail.com January 24, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Is anything wrong with truck driver besides injuries from accident?

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  3. […] more alarming, the website Harrisburg100 is reporting that the main witness as the scene quoted in several publications has now…! Michelle Fallon tested negative for COVD but went to the ER Sunday for cold-like symptoms and […]

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    1. You are one of those human primates are you not?

      FAKE NEWS!!!

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      1. What part of the story is fake?

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      2. I personally know who was driveing the Dump truck that got hit by the monkey truck. This is a thing

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      3. Uummm… (NHP) Nonhuman primate. Ya jackass

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  4. WTF diseases are these monkeys carrying & for what possible reason are they here?????

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    1. Monkeypox? And they’re here to obviously spread a new virus to keep them in control

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  5. Ebola. Get ready

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    1. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever – she has “pinkeye”-like symptoms. She has CCRH.

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  6. Mjteale101@gmail.com January 25, 2022 at 12:41 am

    This is absolutely outrageous! Transporting obviously infected animals in fenced with contagious disease with no biohazard warning signs.

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    1. And what about biohazard cleaning of the truck post transpo? If herpesB or depending on What, specific cleaning reqd. What about plane brought here on. Where was “lab”, so many questions – and sure this is just a sliver of what goes on daily. Not good.

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  7. They have already outlawed and banned chlorine dioxode..the patented (by China) treatment for ebola. That’s my guess.

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  8. Bullshit. 3 monkeys? You fear mongers willing to agree to fear. Need popcorn you couch potato?

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    1. Fear mongers? How about truth patriots. Let’s not gaslight any further, you are embarassing yourself.

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  9. Is the US transporting biological weapons in unmarked trucks ? The monkeys are the delivery device for the weapons.

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    1. Hmmm. Unless I missed it….there is no mention of these NHPs being infected with anything. All mention of “possible infection” and risk was provided by the press and speculation in these posts.

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  10. The Governments of the World want you dead! Kill them 1st!

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  11. Rage Virus
    28 Days Later

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  12. […] Harrisburg100 reported: […]

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  13. Everyone think clearly please. The incubation period was less than 24 hrs. It does not add up. There are not many illnesses with a less than 24 hrs incubation period.

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    1. ON the contrary, norovirus has a 1 to 3 day incubation period.

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    2. On the contrary, Amy. Norovirus has a 1 to 3 day incubation period.

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  14. Why weren’t the monkeys wearing masks? Masks prevent transmission of everything.

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  15. The crates were marked. She was doing a good deed. She was being nosey. The authorities were handling the situation. She should have passed in by! Quit blaming other people the crates were clearly marked.

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    1. Provide proof of your claim about the crates, Bonnie.

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  16. This sounds like the eboli story. Except they were “accidentally” released here and not the African jungle and they already know it’s air born this time… anyone follow where the monkey recovery trucks go this time?

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  17. For one, sending monkeys or any animal to a lab is cruelty to animals. We all know what a joke the CDC is.. this will be their next PLANDEMIC

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  18. Norovirus has a 1-3 day incubation period. So yes, some viruses can have a short incubation.

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  19. I believe the only way to get rabies, is to be bitten by an animal that has rabies…

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  20. I read that the moment the crash was reported the health people and police told everyone not to touch the monkeys. For me, that means they were diseased, yet the cargo did NOT have any bio-hazard warnings on it. One speculator suggested these animals were carrying the next disease to shut down in person voting this November and onwards. For me, that’s not out of the question.

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    1. The operant word is “speculator”. A person can speculate pretty much any idea…..no proof needed. The animals were aliens. The animals were radioactive. The animals were labelled NHPs because they are not really monkeys but another form that only looks like a monkey……ad nauseam.

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  21. Now it isn’t follow the money, but follow the monkeys. And the truck driver was panicked why?

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