Indeed, there have been many accidents involving germ research. For example, the New York Times noted in 2005:
In 2002, the discovery of lethal anthrax outside a high-security laboratory at the military’s premier biodefense laboratory, the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Maryland, led to sampling throughout the institute.And the Los Angeles Times reported in 1988:
The Senate report noted that accidents have occurred in the handling of potentially deadly biological material. Vials of biological warfare agents have been misplaced or spilled, it said, employees have been exposed to deadly toxins and a fire once broke out in the high-containment laboratory of the Army’s leading germ warfare facility at Ft. Detrick, Md.Researchers are creating some very dangerous bugs. The Frederick News Post – an excellent local newspaper for the community surrounding the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick – reported in 2010 that the facility would eventually aerosolize Ebola:
Ludwig said researchers at the facility will likely start out working on vaccines for filoviruses such as Ebola and Marburg, as well as new anthrax vaccines.Source: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/ebola-2.html
The facility will have the capability to produce viruses in aerosolized form that would simulate a potential biological attack on the test animals. Ludwig said aerosol is the means of exposure researchers are most concerned with given its implications to battlefield and homeland defense.
The chances that current ebola strain was released accidentally, given the past record, is very high. The problem we all face is the fact that the incubation period of the disease can be up to 21 days. Borders MUST be closed !
"NIH Mated Live Ebola With The Common Cold" - Bio Weapons Expert
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]