Saudi authorities fire scientist who discovered SARS-like virus
Long article, but this is the bit of interest.
This is not the first time Zaki had discovered a new virus in Saudi Arabia and, in 1994, he was the first scientist to isolate dengue fever in the country. He found another virus, a tick-borne virus that killed two young butchers, in 1995.
But this time around, Zaki said his discovery has made the Saudi Arabian ministry of health very angry.
They were very aggressive with me. They sent a team to investigate me, he said. And now they force the hospital administration to force me to resign.
Posted by: phil_b 2012-10-22