Well my first thought was maybe the explosion (and fire) burned up any viruses... but after reading it, that is probably very wishful thinking, especially if just big enough to blow out all the windows in the building yet only burn up a small area...
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!
Wow. Did not know this.
Vector is one of two places on Earth known to store samples of the live smallpox virus. The other sample of the deadly pathogen is stored at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. - The Moscow Times
Just realized your article does say it is one of the two places in the world to house the virus...here are some more facts from Moscow Times:
It completed trials of an Ebola vaccine earlier this year. A Vector researcher died there in 2004 after pricking herself with a needle carrying the virus, raising concerns about safety and secrecy.
A 2016 World Health Organization inspection said Vector met biosafety and biosecurity standards, but inspectors had requested further work on some issues.
The former head of Vector vanished in 2017 following accusations of fraud and a Soviet defector claimed in the early 1990s that smallpox strains were moved there for bioweapons research.
>>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.