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Test facilities in 18 countries scramble to destroy 1957 killer ‘Asian Flu’ virus; U.S. health official says public exposure threat low
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) – An influenza virus that caused the deaths of more than 1 million people in 1957 was mistakenly sent to thousands of laboratories around the world during the past six months, health officials confirmed Wednesday.
Health organizations moved rapidly to have the killer virus destroyed before any of it could be released. By midday Wednesday, there were reports that at least seven of the 18 countries involved had incinerated the samples sent to their laboratories. And a key distributor in the United States, where a vast majority of the labs are located, said at least 1,000 samples had also been destroyed.
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