Funding for this research was provided by:
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (Task Order contract HHSO100201500004I)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for Preparedness and Response (PID 14782)
Received: 9 November 2020
Revised: 17 December 2020
Accepted: 22 December 2020
First Online: 28 January 2021
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.
: All animals were maintained under the Battelle animal care and use program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care International. This care and use program was in accordance with guidelines set forth in the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,” National Research Council, and/or the regulations and standards promulgated by the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), pursuant to the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of August 24, 1966, as amended.
: All biological materials were either purchased from vendors or gifted to the CDC as part of a collaborative effort between CDC, Battelle Memorial Institute, and BARDA aimed at the development of a murine model of pulmonary chlorine exposure injury.
: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Service, or the US Department of Health and Human Services.