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"..Officials say a vial containing a virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever has  gone missing from a research facility in Galveston, but say there's no reason to  believe there's a threat to the public.

The University of Texas Medical Branch said Saturday that there was no breach  in the security its Galveston National Laboratory and no indication of  wrongdoing. Officials suspect the missing vial containing the Guanarito virus  was destroyed during the lab's cleaning process but the investigation  continues.

The medical branch says the virus, native to Venezuela, is transmitted only  through contact with Venezuelan rats. It is not believed to be able to survive  in U.S. rodents or to be transmitted person-to-person.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was immediately notified after  the vial was discovered missing Wednesday."

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