Martin Furmanski

Articles by Martin Furmanski

31 March 2014

Threatened pandemics and laboratory escapes: Self-fulfilling prophecies

Martin Furmanski

The risk of a manmade pandemic sparked by a laboratory escape is not hypothetical: Many laboratory escapes of high-consequence pathogens have occurred. Ironically, these laboratories were working with pathogens to prevent the very outbreaks they ultimately caused.