"Asian Flu" Strain Mistakenly Released
Scientists are now scrambling to find and destroy these virus samples before they possibly escape and spread. Already, some of the virus samples in Canada have already escaped, though no infections have been reported so far.
There is precedent for a flu strain escaping the lab and infecting the general population (it occurred in Russia in 1977, though that strain was comparatively benign).
As a result of this release, scientists are calling for a "major reassessment" of the safe handling of deadly pathogens.
Source: New Scientist