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Nancy Waterman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 10:39 AM
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Baxter Pharmaceutical Mixed Avian Flu with Flu Vaccine
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Source: OpEdNews

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Still-Think-They-re-No...

Baxter, an International pharmaceutical company based in America, has just been caught mixing live Avian Flu virus (H5N1) with common flu virus, in a flu vaccine. Baxter Internationals research facility in Orth-Donau Austria was the facility that shipped the contaminated flu vaccine to other facilities in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany. The incident was discovered by a technician in a facility in the Czech Republic, who injected ferrets with the vaccine as a normal test procedure. The ferrets died.

Let that sink in. If not discovered by a mid-level technician, many of the people immunized with the Baxter vaccine might have been infected with avian flu, which can be deadly.


But its worse than that. H5N1 is not easily transmissible between people. However, the common flu virus that it was mixed with does easily infect people. The real danger in this incident is that the two viruses could have mixed genetic material and mutated when injected into tens of thousands of people, and could have created a hybrid virus that was both deadly, and transmissible.


More information here from Toronto Sun:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/856078...

Read more: Baxter Pharmaceutical Mixed Avian Flu with Flu Vaccine



This has not yet hit the US media though it is being covered in Canada and Europe
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