Tube of Deadly Virus Disappears

This is a fairly terrifying start to the week. A tube containing a deadly virus has disappeared from a research facility in Galveston, Texas, but officials insisted there was no threat to the public. The University of Texas Medical Branch said on Saturday that they suspected the virus, known as the Guanarito virus, had been destroyed by accident, and the lab’s cleaning crew is currently under investigation. The virus, native to Venezuelan rats, is transmitted only through contact with the rats, and it is not believed to be able to survive in rats’ U.S.-based siblings.