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Bird Flu Sample 'Lost' At Heathrow

By Rob Last edited 135 months ago
Bird Flu Sample 'Lost' At Heathrow
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According to today's Times a 'suspect sample' of the avian flu virus "went missing" for a day or two at Heathrow airport recently.

The sample, which was taken from "dead Romanian birds" was flown into the airport by BA but when security couriers arrived to collect the package they couldn't find it.

The Times article is sketchy on details. There's no indication of exactly when this happened and all we're told is that the sample went missing for "at least 24 hours and possibly two days".

Does that mean they found it? And what does "BA began an investigation and said there was no health risk" mean exactly?

Did they check the baggage carousel? We bet it was on there along with a pram and a set of skis.

Last Updated 08 November 2005