Vial of hemorrhagic fever virus missing from Texas lab

Vial of hemorrhagic fever virus missing from Texas lab

ebola 1Reportedly, no need to worry…

Officials at a Texas research facility are admitting that a vial containing a particular strain of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) has been discovered to be “missing” as reported by Fox News.

The University of Texas at Galveston’s Medical Branch is maintaining that there wasn’t a “breach in the security” at its Galveston National Laboratory where an entire vial containing the Guanarito virus came up missing.

Let’s Hope So…

The unnamed spokesman also stated that there was “no indication of wrongdoing.” Reportedly, the missing vial was suspected of simply being “destroyed during the lab’s cleaning process.” Nonetheless, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was immediately notified after the vial of VHF was discovered missing last Wednesday.

You Dirty Rat…

Yet Doctor Siegel also issued the following dire warning:

The Government Accountability Office is about to issue a report saying that the security in our labs isn’t what it should be in the United States, and that this stuff can happen where vials slip out…

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T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.

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