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originally posted by: Dianec
In this case it's going to be an oversight by someone who was working on a cure, and then got sidetracked. I don't know how they get rid of this stuff but it's a good thing no one has dropped a box while doing this work. It would be a bummer after years of attempts to eradicate to have it that very attempt kill millions.
I looked at the link about 19 mysterious outbreaks since 2008. While it says most are probably due to natural mutations there is a chance some aren't. However, I don't think our government is in on this. Anyone who released this stuff in their own region would get sick too. Terrorists would do it though. It's a very real fear that should include heavier checks and balances. Imagine a rogue person infiltrating Africa, getting a hold of the Ebola virus, and figuring out how to release it. I'm not sure how it hasn't happened already given it is likely easy, and it could take a nation to its knees. Just luck is my guess.
originally posted by: ketsuko
My husband works at a level 2 bio facility that is corporate. If they had even a sniff of something this egregiously wrong, the government would shut them down so fast they'd be dizzy! But because this is a government facility just like the CDC where those workers were exposed to anthrax ... it's business as usual.