Vial containing strain of deadly Guanarito virus goes MISSING from Texas laboratory

A small vial containing a potentially harmful strain of virus has gone missing from a Texas laboratory, it was revealed today.

The vial, which contains a strain of the Guanarito virus, had been locked in a bio-hazard freezer within the University of Texas’ Medical Branch campus.

The strain of virus is part of a family of diseases that caused deadly outbreaks in Venezuela and could cause hemorrhagic fever.

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