The tube with the dangerous virus has disappeared from the research laboratory in the U.S. city of Galveston, Texas. Virus can be used as biological weapons.
According to ITAR-TASS, the disappearance of small plastic tubes in which there was little-studied virus Guanarito, revealed last week during a routine inventory. The tube was kept under lock and key in the freezer.
The laboratory management immediately notified of the incident the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta (GA), and the FBI. According to the director of the laboratory of Scott Weaver, testing of security systems has shown that any unauthorized access to the lab was not.
There is speculation that the virus was not kidnapped and killed in the laboratory. Employees of the Research Center in Galveston engaged in the creation of vaccines against dangerous diseases, such as Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus Guanarito.