I wonder if there is a way to find out when and how the University got this vial in the first place.
It’s the “Galveston National Laboratory” so the University of Texas Medical Branch was awarded that by the federal government and they put it on that island away from the mainland. While doing research, I quickly saw a map of the US and where these labs are. Looked like about five of them spread around the US. We know the CDC in Atlanta has one. I think that one is the grand daddy of them all.
Biologicals like this can be ordered from the CDC. I’m sure they are checking to see where it was obtained, how much ws ordered and when it was received. I’m just as worried about the situation at the CDC in Atlanta wit the story out today about their lax security - forgetting to lock labs, etc.