Thursday, August 09, 2007

Foot and mouth

It's all going mad over at the Institute of Animal Health in Pirbright, Surrey.

First it seems that the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease may have come from the IAH or a near by pharma lab, and now the IAH has an outbreak of legionnaire's disease. I suppose that's what you get when you work with scary bugs.

I went for an interview at the Pirbright labs a few years ago. It was the first time I'd been to such a secure lab. I turned up in a suit and tie which I had to take off and get into disposable overalls in order to visit the labs. On the way out I had to shower (but I think that was just because I'm a scummer).

1 comment:

Blue and Brown said...

I know of a local swimming pool that had an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.

Apparently all the swimmers started donning primitive armour and forming themselves into the 'testudo' or 'tortoise' formation.