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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 2:15pm

In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox

Updated: 5 months ago.

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery last week as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities. The vials have since been transferred to a secure lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

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