CDC Will Allow 1918 Killer Flu Off Campus

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  1. poncho

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    By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press Writer
    Wed Nov 9, 1:16 PM ET


    ATLANTA - Federal scientists say they will consider requests to ship the recently recreated 1918 killer flu virus to select U.S. research labs.

    There are 300 non-government research labs registered to work with deadly germs like the Spanish flu, which killed millions of people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consider requests for samples from those labs "on a case-by-case basis," CDC spokesman Von Roebuck said Wednesday.

    Dangerous biological agents are routinely shipped through commercial carriers like FedEx or DHL, following government packaging, safety and security guidelines.

    Last month, U.S. scientists announced they had created — from scratch — the 1918 virus. It was the first time an infectious agent behind a historic global epidemic had ever been reconstructed.

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    ....that we know of ;)
     
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    Which rule of insanity says we need to reconstruct "an infectious agent behind a historic global epidemic" and ship it around by Fed X?
     
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    Poncho

    It is readily apparent that you know nothing about NBC protocols.

    Nor do your sources.
     
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    CDC : Office of Health and Safety : Interstate Shipment of Etiologic Agents

     
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    Not bad . . .
     
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    US Dept of Transportation : Office of Hazardous Materials Safety : Hazardous Materials Transportation (HMT) Security

     
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