Monday, April 6, 2009

Flu Product contaminated with live virus

Someone sent me this story and it is interesting. It raises alot of questions. I have a tough time believing this was accidental. Seems other persons more knowledgeable on these matters wonder also at this incident
"People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility."
"somehow co-mingled" despite biosecurity rules?

Baxter admits flu product contained live bird flu virus

Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences.

While H5N1 doesn't easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people.

That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created.

HMMMMM???????

In order to make profits would a company 'accidentally' release a virus, hoping to make money off of the cure?
Baxter is tight lipped: "He said he couldn't reveal more information because it would give away proprietary information about Baxter's production process."

What were they producing? What were they attempting to produce?

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