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Gale Smith gs007 at mail1.ix.netcom.com
Thu Apr 20 22:56:18 EST 1995

Baculoviruses do enter human cells and uncode but will not   
persist and have never been demonstrated to replicate,   
integrate, or express viral proteins.  They are ubiquitous   
in the environment, have been used for centuries for   
biological pest control, and contaminate much of the food   
we eat.  Most adults have antibodies that strongly   
crossreact with baculovirus structural proteins, presumably   
from repeated exposure.  There are many publications and   
EPA and USDA monographs, some that date back 20 - 30 years   
dealing with the subject of the safety of baculovirus.  

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