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An explosion occurred in the Novosibirsk Center for Virology "Vector" [Russia]
svoboda.org ^ | September 16, 2019 | Unknown

Posted on 09/16/2019 11:25:03 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan

An explosion occurred at the Vector State Virology Research Center near Novosibirsk . This research center has one of the most comprehensive collections of dangerous viruses in the world.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building, a gas bottle exploded during repair work, after which a fire broke out on an area of 30 square meters. The fire is eliminated. One worker suffered. With burns of the second and third degree, he was taken to the hospital.

In Rospotrebnadzor emphasized that in the room where the explosion occurred, there were no biohazardous substances. At the same time, all the glass was broken in the building of the scientific center. In turn, the mayor of the science city of Koltsovo, where the "Vector" is located, said that at the time of repair the laboratory building was not used for its intended purpose. Nikolai Krasnikov said that the explosion occurred in preparation for the paintwork, and also assured that there was no biological hazard.

State Scientific Center "Vector" was founded in 1974. It is one of the largest research and production complexes in Russia, conducting basic research in the field of natural sciences. In the 1970-1980s, the center was developing biological and bacteriological weapons, as well as means of protection against them.

Also, a unique collection of cultures of microorganisms is collected at the Vector - in particular, this is one of two places in the world where the smallpox virus is stored. The center also houses the Ebola virus. Now Vector is part of the structure of Rospotrebnadzor.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 12monkeys; chemical; ebola; explosion; isolatedincidents; novosibirsk; oops; ospotrebnadzor; rospotrebnadzor; russia; russianwmds; siberia; smallpox; vector; virus; viruses; zombieapocalypse
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
I am not a scientist in the least so I can’t even imagine how one extracts and ‘stores’ a virus.

A preparation of purified viruses would be mixed with buffers that protect them from ice damage and frozen at -80 C or on liquid nitrogen.

I have never made a virus solution or worked with active viruses; I am assuming that viruses would be preserved in a manner similar to bacteria and cells from multicellular organisms.

21 posted on 09/17/2019 3:18:07 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Smallpox and Ebola is housed there oh my.

We're housing those in Los Angeles.

22 posted on 09/17/2019 3:20:52 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Patriot Babe

“The Stand”


23 posted on 09/17/2019 3:24:11 AM PDT by FroggyTheGremlim ( The following statement is false. The previous statement is true.)
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To: AzNASCARfan

>>Only from what I have seen on TV shows, but they always show stuff like that stored in glass vials... which just seemed stupid to me on the surface!

<<

A think that is how the zombie apocalypse started.


24 posted on 09/17/2019 3:34:03 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (As always IMHO)
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To: arthurus

chernobyle that’s all I have to say


25 posted on 09/17/2019 3:50:42 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: Prince of Space

That is extremely funny. You win this thread.

The problem with Vector is that that’s where they store and experiment on weaponized versions of smallpox, etc. Essentially very fine particles in canisters designed to be inhaled by massive populations.

Don’t worry - if the locals start dying we’ll hear about it in free non-state-sponsored Russian media outlets like Pravda and RT.


26 posted on 09/17/2019 4:00:56 AM PDT by golux
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To: JonPreston

“We’re housing those in Los Angeles.”

The CDC in Atlanta supposedly has the only other stockpiles of smallpox outside of Russia. However, samples of the virus might be forgotten in freezers in any number of countries, and contaminated goods could be stored in your attic or your neighbor’s basement.


27 posted on 09/17/2019 4:28:41 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: golux

Haha, Pravda...you are about 25 years behind the times.


28 posted on 09/17/2019 4:32:26 AM PDT by billakay
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To: ronnie raygun

and it appears to have become habitual.


29 posted on 09/17/2019 4:42:38 AM PDT by arthurus (XFG--po[oiydfg)
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To: fella
Pandora’s box.

Is Vector a vector?

30 posted on 09/17/2019 4:45:04 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (“They are openly stating that they intend to murder you. Prep if you want to live.”)
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To: VanShuyten

“Honey, have you seen the smallpox virus vial? It was right here on the counter when I was making the kid’s lunch for school. Now, where could it be?”


31 posted on 09/17/2019 4:52:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

From Wiki:

“In March 2004, smallpox scabs were found inside an envelope in a book on Civil War medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[104] The envelope was labeled as containing scabs from a vaccination and gave scientists at the CDC an opportunity to study the history of smallpox vaccination in the United States.”


32 posted on 09/17/2019 5:06:46 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: billakay

Haha... Pravda is still in business. https://www.pravda.ru


33 posted on 09/17/2019 5:18:17 AM PDT by golux
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To: AzNASCARfan

Somebody queue Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=636vGZK0EdA


34 posted on 09/17/2019 5:34:46 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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To: VanShuyten

I get your point! Holy cow...scary!


35 posted on 09/17/2019 5:40:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: AzNASCARfan

“the mayor of the science city of Koltsovo, where the “Vector” is located, said that at the time of repair the laboratory building was not used for its intended purpose. “

I guess we’ll find out ….


36 posted on 09/17/2019 5:47:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith

pong


37 posted on 09/17/2019 5:50:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: McGruff; LucyT

Or around anyone who’s been down wind or they’ve been around anyone who’s been down wind or that person who’s been around anyone who’s been down wind or.... and so on.


38 posted on 09/17/2019 6:11:27 AM PDT by bgill
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To: NorseViking

Oh, that’s just great. Put a few who were down wind of this latest on airplanes bound for major hubs and let the a/c and tight quarters do the job.


39 posted on 09/17/2019 6:15:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: golux

Yeah I know, but it’s kind of like a supermarket tabloid now, it’s not considered a serious outlet.


40 posted on 09/17/2019 6:29:08 AM PDT by billakay
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