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Swine flu explodes on Swiss train

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Zurich Switzerland,  – A  shipping container of swine flu virus samples packed in dry ice exploded on a Swiss train, injuring one person.

Zurich Switzerland,  – A  shipping container of swine flu virus samples packed in dry ice exploded on a Swiss train, injuring one person.

 

The container held vials of swine flu virus, (H1N1)  a different strain than the one (H1N1-2009) has caused about 150 deaths in Mexico and infected people in the United States, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, and Germany.

The container was head for the Swiss National Flu center in Geneva when a technician was transporting the container caring the samples exploded.

One woman was injured when the container exploded. Officials decided not to stop the train and allowed it to proceed into Geneva.

Virus specialists said that the samples being transported posed no health risk to humans.

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