28 April 2009

Swine flu container explodes on Swiss train

According to the police, a lab technician with the Swiss National Center for Influenza in Geneva had travelled to Zurich to collect eight ampoules, five of which were filled with the H1N1 swine flu virus. The samples were to be used to develop a test for swine flu infections.

The containers were hermetically sealed and cooled with dry ice. However, it seems the dry ice was not packed correctly and it melted during the journey. The gas coming from the containers then built up too much pressure and the ampoules exploded, as the train was pulling into a station.

Authorities say, however, that the ampoules did not contain the mutated swine flu that is currently spreading - just ordinary swine flu. Nothing to be concerned about, folks...


  1. Unbelievable. I can't see the Swiss screwing up this badly.

  2. Yeah, nothing to be concerned about. Unbelievable is right.


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