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So just how safe are our virus and bio labs? This may scare the hell out of you.
08-08-2014, 04:33 AM #1
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Lately with Ebola in the news thought some of you guys may enjoy or be terrified with this thread. Some of it is old work.

But don't worry, the government will make sure all you are safe.

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Bio Lab in Galveston Raises Concerns

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29l...ed=all&

GALVESTON, Tex. — Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island suffered flood damage during Hurricane Ike, except for one gleaming new building, a national biological defense laboratory that will soon house some of the most deadly diseases in the world.

How a laboratory where scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg ended up on a barrier island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc puzzles some environmentalists and community leaders.

other researched things include

Ebola, anthrax, tularemia, West Nile virus, drug-resistant tuberculosis, bubonic plague, avian influenza and typhus.

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Congress investigates air leak, possible safety lapses at CDC lab

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/21/politics/b...index.html

It's a highly secured, sophisticated research lab studying deadly diseases such as bird flu, monkeypox, tuberculosis and rabies.

The leak occurred on February 16, when air flowed the wrong way out of a germ lab into a clean-air corridor, rather than through the powerful HEPA filter that cleans the air, congressional sources and CDC officials said. Visitors touring the facility were in the clean corridor when they observed a puff of air being pushed out from the lab through a slot in a door window.

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Vial of virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever missing from Texas lab

GALVESTON, Texas – Officials say a vial containing a virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever is missing from a research facility in Galveston, but say there's no reason to believe there's a threat to the public.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/25...texas-lab/

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Now I don't know about you but these type of places should be behind military curtains, unvisited, and with as little traffic coming and going as possible.

Oh but wait they just brought those fellas to an Atlanta hospital nothing to see here.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/h...story.html

FDA found more than smallpox vials in storage room

Federal officials found more than just long-forgotten smallpox samples recently in a storage room on the National Institutes for Health campus in Bethesda, Md. The discovery included 12 boxes and 327 vials holding an array of pathogens, including the virus behind the tropical disease dengue and the bacteria that can cause spotted fever, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees the lab in question.

“The fact that these materials were not discovered until now is unacceptable,” Karen Midthun, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), told reporters Wednesday. “We take this matter very seriously, and we’re working to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.”

The FDA said the collection “was most likely assembled between 1946 and 1964 when standards for work with and storage of biological specimens were very different from those used today.”

The smallpox vials were labeled with a date — Feb. 10, 1954

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Want to find out if something is going on around you? And the level of security they are supposed to practice?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosafety_level

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.



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