Saturday, January 20, 2007

Winnipeg Researchers Infect Monkeys With 1918 Spanish Flu Virus

As blogger Kristen Philipkoski says, I really hope they know what they're doing. And if you live around Winnipeg and see a monkey with a bad cough running loose in the street, lock your doors.

According to this, over 50,000 Canadians died during the 1st go-round in 1918-1919.

The picture is from Alberta, fall of 1918.


lance said...

Seeing as Wpg's facility is a BioHazard level 4, I think you're worries are a little presumptuous.

I think that the researchers are fully observant of BioHazard protocols and hardly need bloggers to remind them that failure to observe could result in the rapid death of their families.

That's assuming that the mechanical and electrical safe-gaurds fail, too.

Wpg's facility is safe, very safe.


Anonymous said...

I read that article in the paper too and couldn't help thinking of the Stephen King novel "The Last Stand".

bigcitylib said...

I'm sure all that's true, Lance. I'm still glad they're doing it somewhere else.