This may give people who read this thread pause for thought:
Press Announcement by President of the lab:
Conservative Commentary (there are some posts here from people who claim to have worked there at some point which are interesting)
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 their national biosecurity lab that they have there,”
“...Fortunately, losing a vial of Guanarito is not as threatening as losing a vial of anthrax”, said Schaffner, a former president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
You beat me to it! Thankyou for posting that info.