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Deadly Flu Virus Samples Found

Agence France-Press - All samples of adeadly fluvirus that were mistakenly sent abroad by a US institutehave now been accounted for, according to the World HealthOrganization. The H2N2 strain is similar to the 1957 fluvirus that killed up to four million people around the worldin the late 1950s, and should not have been sent out inroutine test kits for pathogens, according WHO. Lebanesehealth authorities found the missing sample at Beirutairport and it will be destroyed or removed soon.Authorities in South Korea reported that the missing sampleswere found to have been destroyed after initial"administrative confusion."

Laboratories in 19 countries received the samples containingH2N2 "Asian" flu from the College of American Pathologists(CAP) in the US. The majority of the labs receiving thesamples are in the United States and 98% of them havedestroyed the samples, according to the US Centers forDisease Control (CDC).

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