From: Henry Spencer <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Apollo CM as isolation chamber
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 1995 04:01:16 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> chris smith <email@example.com> writes:
>...mentions the use of an Apollo CM to transport
>two people who had Lassa Hemhorragic Fever. As the story goes, A research
>scientist accompanied by his wife were transported in the CM on a C-141
>from Heathrow to JFK! This was ca. 1972-73. It was almost used a second
>time to transport LASSA fever victims from Nigeria to Germany in March 74.
>Anybody ever here of this before?
I've heard mention of it -- although it may have come from the same source
-- but I strongly suspect that it is a misunderstanding. The CM was not
designed as a quarantine vehicle. What *would* make sense, and might have
given rise to the misunderstanding, would be use of the Apollo quarantine
trailers: they were specifically designed for safe and comfortable
transport of people possibly infected with strange germs.
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