"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?