Dont Freak Out About That Explosion At The Russian Smallpox Lab Heres Why

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The State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector Russia. It is analogous to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command. Of note Vector is reportedly one of two places worldwide where smallpox is stored. An explosion Monday caused a fire at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology a biological research facility in Siberia known for being one of the two centers in the world housing samples of live smallpox virus. According to the head administrator of Koltsovo city the explosion occurred during scheduled maintenance work. The Vector Institute is known for producing top notch epidemiological research. Mondays blast follows relatively closely on the heels of another explosion at a Russian facility conducting high tech and risky research. Explosion at one of the two global stores of smallpox Ebola and other weaponized viruses. an accident at a top secret government bioweapons research facility. The mayor of the science town told Interfax that the location of the fire wasnt in active use and there were no biohazardous materials present

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