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  • Texas Biolab Loses Deadly Guanarito Virus

    03/25/2013 8:57:36 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 54 replies
    abcnews ^ | 3.25.2013 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN
    The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, which owns the $174 million facility designed with the strictest security measures to hold the deadliest viruses in the country. Like Ebola, the missing Guanarito virus causes hemorrhagic fever, an illness named for "bleeding under the skin, in internal organs or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is clearly an incident that is very discomforting and embarrassing to the University of Texas Medical Center and...