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Lab loses 2,000 vials of deadly SARS virus


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:06 PM

France's Pasteur Institute revealed the blunder after it discovered that the vials had gone missing.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:41 PM

nice.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:44 PM

da fah? Oh no, that's not scary at all!


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

how the feek can you lose 2,00 virals of a virus that was in a lab?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

I cant comment! Lost my car keys twice today!


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:41 PM

said in a cockney accent ...fackabout!


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

news correction:
"The research institute announced to the public on Sunday (April 13) that some 29 tubes containing 2,349 fragments of the SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) have been missing since January 2014, however it also reassured the public that the samples were not potentially infectious."
http://www.euronews....-of-sars-virus/

It's 2,000 samples missing but only 29 tubes missing.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

The topic is missleading as the missing vials just contained fragments of the virus those do not pose a threat to humans. This fact is
also mentioned in the article.
But I see a general problem here that was uncovered by the published incident. 2.000 vials of a biological substance went missing and
its still unknown where these vials are now. That is an indicator therefor that the quality/sample storage management systems at the
institut are some kind of rotten. The Institute Pasteur is also dealing, in cooperation with Laboratoire P4/Lyon, with samples classified
to Biosafety Level Class 4, means with infectious agents like Ebola, HIV, Marburg/Hanta/Lassa virus and equivalents. The number of
labs globally that are approved and equipped to handle BSL4 samples is just at approx 50 and the levels to reach such standard are the
highest possible. So if the systems failed with relative harmless substances already, the question must be asked if the institutes sample
security systems for BSL4 agents are at the same stage of bad quality as for the biosafety levels below class 4.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:39 PM

View Posttoast, on 17 April 2014 - 04:17 PM, said:

The topic is missleading as the missing vials just contained fragments of the virus those do not pose a threat to humans.

Except for the possibility that if stolen they could be engineered to pose a threat to us.


Forgetting all that though, what I would like to know is why people handling dangerous viruses. Weren't properly trained or why there wasn't proper security with these sorts of things.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:42 PM

Mark my words, stolen vials of something will be the thing that causes the zombie
apocalypse. Well off to get prepared, good luck everyone. It was nice knowing you.

Edited by IBelieveWhatIWant, 17 April 2014 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 17 April 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Except for the possibility that if stolen they could be engineered to pose a threat to us.
It`s not like LEGO.

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 17 April 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Forgetting all that though, what I would like to know is
why people handling dangerous viruses.
The handling of viruses and infectious substances is required within clinical trials, scientific research and diagnostics.

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 17 April 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Weren't properly trained or why there wasn't proper security
with these sorts of things.
You can be sure that the Standard Operation Procedures are well-defined but the reality does not always reflect the SOPs contents.

Edited by toast, 17 April 2014 - 08:48 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:16 PM

View Posttoast, on 17 April 2014 - 04:17 PM, said:

But I see a general problem here that was uncovered by the published incident. 2.000 vials of a biological substance went missing

Not 2,000.  Check the link I posted.  29 vials containing 2,000 fragments.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:06 AM

View PostKenemet, on 17 April 2014 - 11:16 PM, said:

Not 2,000.  Check the link I posted.  29 vials containing 2,000 fragments.

I added my post after your 2nd post and there was/is no need for an update of my post as the numbers mentioned
in the media still vary. Anyway, it is unlikely that the number of virus fragments has been counted based on the fact
that the dims of a virus are approx 50nm (0,00005mm). But the numbers are not the key issue here so nitpicking will
not make anyone smarter.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:38 AM

Loses? ok. Those freaks need to be psychologically evaluated and so much more.

I'm pretty damn sure it was stolen, it's not just teleporting.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:41 AM

the viruses grew legs and walked out in protest ...

only 29 vials ???? :cry:

~ I wonder what kind of damage just one vial can do ~

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