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From: Henry Spencer <>
Subject: Re: Apollo CM as isolation chamber
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 1995 04:01:16 GMT

In article <4bjm7q$> chris smith <> 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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