From September 20 to 27, 1950, the U.S. Navy ran Operation Sea-Spray to study biological weapons in San Francisco.
They then monitored the population and recorded a dramatic increase in pneumonia and UTIs without telling them why it was happening. In the following days, the military took samples at 43 sites to track the bacteria and found that it quickly infested not only the city but surrounding suburbs as well.
Serratia Marcescens is associated with the following:
- Urinary Infections
- Respiratory Infections
- Wound Infections
- Eye Infections
- Catheter Bacteremia
You may know it as that pink/orange stain that shows up in some showers. If you see it use bleach to fully clean the room you find it in. Keep it away from open wounds, eyes, nose, and genitalia. Wash your hands repeatedly.
The military performed similar tests in other cities across the country over the next two decades, until Richard Nixon halted all germ warfare research in 1969. The San Francisco experiment didn’t become public knowledge until 1976.
Take Note: This means that the following presidents allowed the experimentation to continue on U.S. citizens.