posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 06:09 PM
So, where did the SARS virus go?
The Pasteur Institute lost over 2,000 tubes containing fragments of the virus. Now, the fragments aren't infectious. They aren't the whole virus.
Hopefully, the speculation is correct and someone just messed up and forgot to follow proper procedure and log that they destroyed the tubes and their
But how do you lose 2,394 tubes of SARS at a place like this?
It is not clear how the tubes disappeared from one of the institute's safest laboratories. Management were made aware of the loss in January, Le
Monde newspaper reported.
The tubes were stored in a high-security laboratory dedicated to research into highly infective viruses.
Access to the lab is limited to a restricted number of personnel, who have to go through a disinfection process before they can leave.
They quote the spokesman from the lab as saying that "foul play" is considered highly unlikely, but it has not been ruled out.
So the bottom lines is that they've lost over 2,000 tubes of potential bio-agent, they've known since January and they still really have no clue
what happened to it. If you were someone with 2,000 tubes of bio material from SARS ... what would you be looking to do with it? Certainly, it spreads
like common colds and flu, so what kind of Pandora's box might you open with that?