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Monkey steals coronavirus blood samples


Posted on Friday, 29 May, 2020 | Comment icon 18 comments

The monkey was seen chewing on a surgical glove. Image Credit: Twitter / Facebook
Blood samples from three coronavirus patients were stolen by a monkey in the city of Meerut earlier today.
The bizarre incident occurred at one of Uttar Pradesh's largest government hospitals where a monkey reportedly attacked a lab technician, grabbed a number of vials containing coronavirus patient blood samples and then made a quick getaway up a nearby tree.

Video footage of the primate playing with a pair of surgical gloves has since gone viral on social media where some users have likened the scene to something out of the movie 28 Days Later which saw infected monkeys escape from a lab and spread a zombie virus to the population.

According to reports, the samples were later recovered and had not been damaged.

"They were still intact and we don't think there is any risk of contamination or spread," said Meerut medical college superintendent Dheeraj Raj.
The incident highlights just how easily samples can be lost if not carefully monitored.

"These were not COVID test samples, but blood samples from COVID patients meant for routine tests," said college principal Dr SK Garg.

"The man from whom the samples were snatched said fresh samples have been collected."

"Coronavirus samples are stored and transported in cold chain boxes, not in the open."



Source: The Guardian | Comments (18)


Tags: Coronavirus


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Seti42 on 29 May, 2020, 21:21
It probably thought it was a treat, then was very disappointed, lol.
Comment icon #10 Posted by aztek on 30 May, 2020, 1:05
well now monkeys are infected.   wonder how fast it will spread amongst them, 
Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin on 30 May, 2020, 2:57
Wow. This is beyond anything I thought.  
Comment icon #12 Posted by HawkLord on 30 May, 2020, 11:37
Oh no! The monkeys are starting their own bio weapons program. Planet of the Apes was prophecy. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by RAyMO on 30 May, 2020, 11:44
Not surprising the Monkeys have no confidence in us and will look to develop their own immunity. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by micahc on 30 May, 2020, 14:01
Comment icon #15 Posted by glorybebe on 30 May, 2020, 17:31
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.  Poor monkeys in the lab, but, why would they grab the vials?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Kleng on 30 May, 2020, 19:46
Too bad there weren't any zombies in 28 Days Later. 
Comment icon #17 Posted by Matt221 on 31 May, 2020, 15:31
Don't you just hate it when that happens,you put your samples of Covid 19 down and a bluddy monkey nicks it and buggas of with it
Comment icon #18 Posted by Big Jim on 16 July, 2020, 5:48
When is the last time you saw monkeys in an American hospital?  And this is where we choose to have our pharmaceuticals manufactured.


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