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UPDATED report 9-26-14: The Netherlands issue shellfish warning following Belgium polio incident

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, following a human error, 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution were released into the environment by the pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in Rixensart city, Belgium. The water from the treatment plant in question is not discharged to the supply network for drinking water, according to a press release last Friday (computer translated).

Belgium map/CIA

Belgium map/CIA

Belgian health authorities were directly involved at the request of the Minister of Public Health, all necessary measures were taken as soon as they were notified of the situation. The Scientific Institute of Public Health and the Supreme Council of Health have conducted a risk analysis and confirm that there is no public health risk for the population.

The risk assessment  concludes that from the junction of river Lasne with the river Dyle the dilution of the virus in the river water brings the risk to negligible. As a precaution, a booster dose of polio vaccine was recommended to persons who have been in contact with the water of river Lasne from 2 September until the date when the precautionary measures will be lifted.

In addition, samples of mud and water from the treatment plant of Rosieres, Lasne and Dyle were taken Saturday, Sept. 6 to allow time to evaluate the persistence of the virus. The testing of these samples are negative: no presence of polio virus was detected, according to the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment in Belgium (computer translated).

17 Comments

  1. scott says:

    Accidentally…WTF???? really this world was not given to corporations to mess up…it was created for all to enjoy…these spills are disgusting and require jail sentences….how does one accidentally flush such a solution into the environment?? that is like saying that the only cure for all cancers was flushed down the toilet..these things just don’t happen.

  2. Jean Paul says:

    Accidentally, ? NO and ‘was done intentionally, and not ‘the first time they make this crap intentional, in Mexico for swine flu, the avian flu ….. etc.. !

  3. Linda says:

    This is such a joke. The pharmaceutical company did this on purpose to make people sick and scare them into getting vaccines.

    • Mike M. says:

      The solution (tongue in cheek)? “As a precaution, a booster dose of polio vaccine was recommended to persons who have been in contact with the water of river Lasne from 2 September until the date when the precautionary measures will be lifted.” Sell more vaccines.

    • Ellie says:

      Linda – you are so right! More and more people refuse usine vaccines for their kids and themselves. There is too much stock in the warehouses – all these “outbrakes” measles , polio, this is all bullshit! They just want to sell more vaccines. Also I recommend people to read about depopulation plan – it seemed it kicked in

  4. Greg Summers says:

    This is not an accident. There are so many technical safeguards for the control of live viruses. Then it was followed by government media bullshit. Hang as criminals, the CEO virus company CEO, the Government minister and the senior media officer: then this type of action would never happen again. More EU bullshit!

  5. Greg Summers says:

    There are so many tecnical safeguards that this can never be an accident. Hang as criminals, the company CEO, the government minister and the senior media officer. More EU bullshit.

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  7. 5Ft3Qt says:

    I love our country, although I feel our country is becoming more and more corrupt where is the safe zone. We are free to make our own choices but they don’t want us to grow our own food or have anything that is truley natural. More and more diseases illnesses have come about since the government has gotten involved with what we choose to put into our bodies. The pharmaceutical companies don’t have cures they are creating Job security and fat pockets for them selfs. I’ve herd they would like every humanbeing to be in need of at least three pharmaceutical drugs a day.

  8. anon says:

    I really hope you people realise that the Polio vaccine costs around $2 per dose.
    The potential loss in law suits against GSK would never cover for the amount they would supposedly gain in vaccination sales by releasing live Polio virus into the environment.

    “The pharmaceutical company did this on purpose to make people sick and scare them into getting vaccines.”
    Linda, I can guarantee you know nothing about biology or the pharma business.

  9. Robert Moore says:

    The real question is why did they have 45 liters of polio virus?

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  11. […] The Dutch Food Safety and Health Authorities issued a warning (computer translated) against the consumption of raw, improperly cooked shellfish (mainly oysters) harvested by individuals in the eastern part of the Westerschelde river in response to the 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution accidentally released into Belgium water sources by Glaxo SmithKline earlier this month. […]

  12. Bram says:

    In Belgium polio vaccination is compulsory for everyone. Thus I don’t see how this could do any harm or cause big sales for GSK…

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