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Do it yourself Ebola make-a-virus kits mailed from Australia to Germany proved to be an "issue" for Hillary Clinton. This sort of thing is banned in both countries.

Severe Respiratory Disease Concurrent with the Circulation of H1N1 Influenza

BACKGROUND In the spring of 2009, an outbreak of severe pneumonia was reported in conjunction with the concurrent isolation of a novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV), widely known as swine flu, in Mexico. Influenza A (H1N1) subtype viruses have rarely predominated since the 1957 pandemic. The analysis of epidemic pneumonia in the absence of routine diagnostic tests can provide information about risk factors for severe disease from this virus and prospects for its control.

During the early phase of this influenza pandemic, there was a sudden increase in the rate of severe pneumonia and a shift in the age distribution of patients with such illness, which was reminiscent of past pandemics and suggested relative protection for persons who were exposed to H1N1 strains during childhood before the 1957 pandemic. If resources or vaccine supplies are limited, these findings suggest a rationale for focusing prevention efforts on younger populations.


Gastrointestinal anthrax in an adult female.

Also during December 2009, The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services confirmed a case of gastrointestinal anthrax in an adult female. The CDC investigated the source and the possibility that it was contracted from an African drum recently used by the woman taking part in a drumming circle.[24] The woman apparently inhaled anthrax [in spore form] from the hide of the drum. She became critically ill, but with gastrointestinal anthrax rather than inhaled anthrax, which made her unique in American medical history. The building where the infection took place was cleaned and reopened to the public and the woman recovered. Jodie Dionne-Odom, New Hampshire state epidemiologist, states, "It is a mystery. We really don't know why it happened."


GERMANY REQUESTS ASSURANCES ON VIRUS EXPORT

"An approval here can only be issued if an improper end use in association with the development or production of biologic weapons approaches can be foreclosed with a probability approaching certainty."

"German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided the following non-paper to Econoff, seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. The Army's end use certificate provided to Germany is lacking an official seal. Klinger's deputy, Nancy Reck, noted that Germany had made two follow-up requests to the Army seeking assurances and clarifications related to this proposed export. The GOG seeks assurances from the USG or US Army that the end use certificate and the information contained therein are legitimate and accurate."

"we would like to bring the following issue to the attention of your government. A German firm has applied for the approval of the export of 184 genetic elements with nucleic acid sequences of viruses for the production of recombinant viruses. The viruses will be used in optical imaging to identify host factors required for viral replication. The recipient in the USA is, according to the enclosed end use certificate, the Department of the Army "US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)" Fort Detrick, Maryland. Specifications in English about the goods, the recipient and end use can be seen from the end use certificate. The goods are controlled by the Australia Group and are subject to compulsory export approval (List position C1C353A). This matter concerns the complete genome of viruses such as the Zaire Ebola virus, the Lake Victoria Marburg virus, the Machupo virus and the Lassa virus, which are absolutely among the most dangerous pathogens in the world. The delivery would place the recipient in the position of being able to create replicating recombinant infectious species of these viruses. "

Src: WikiLeaks


CDC Lab Leaks review

We recommend that the Laboratories:

o ensure that training is provided to all individuals before granting them access to select agent areas and
o ensure that electronic access cards are coded in compliance with the Laboratories' security plan.


U.S. rejects biological weapons checks

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is sticking to the U.S. refusal to negotiate monitoring of biological weapons, the top U.S. arms official said Wednesday.

But Ellen Tauscher, under-secretary of state for arms control and international security, said Obama’s administration wanted to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention because of growing threats from terrorism and pandemic disease.

Tauscher said it would be difficult to monitor compliance because a biological weapons program could be disguised within legitimate activities and rapid scientific advances made it hard to detect violations.

“We believe that a protocol would not be able to keep pace with the rapidly changing nature of the biological weapons threat,” Tauscher told a meeting of states that have signed the 1972 convention




pandemic-flu: Severe Respiratory Disease Concurrent with the Circulation of H1N1 Influenza
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0904023


cdc lab leaks: CDC Lab Leaks review
https://web.archive.org/web/20130424013615/http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/607442-hhs-inspector-general-cdc-select-agent-report-2009.html


monitor: U.S. rejects biological weapons checks
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arms-biological/u-s-rejects-biological-weapons-checks-idUSTRE5B82DG20091209