Explosion At Russian Laboratory Stockpiling Viruses Poses No Threat To Public, Authorities Say

The Guardian: Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus
“A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said. The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth…” (Roth, 9/17).

Additional coverage of the explosion is available from Forbes and Newsweek.

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