arclight at aol.com (ArcLight) wrote:
>What is scary about "The Hot Zone" is that a top researcher, familiar with
>BL-4 agents would "sniff" an unknown agent that has been killing primates.
>The biggest unknown about these agents is the lab safety under army
>control. These programs should be under the strictest civilian scrutiny.
>USAMRIID should be put under the direct control of the CDC.
>>reference GAO report to the chairman GAO/NSIAD - 91 -68 Frank C. Conahan
>Asst. Comptroller General
>>I await the inevitable flames.
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No flame, just a comment. Actual infection of civilian investigators due
to less than ideal technique has occurred at Yale and at NIH with several
different viruses in the past decade. It's not necessary to be in the
military to make mistakes.
All of these events highlight the necessity for vigilance and quality
assurance in any environment, whether you're working with plutonium,
arenavirus, or high decibel sound and laser lights.
"To err is human, to realize your mistake in time is divine."