FBI investigates ‘smallpox’ vials found in Pennsylvania lab



While clearing out a freezer in a Pennsylvania vaccine research study center, a lab employee found a number of frozen vials identified “smallpox,” releasing an FBI and CDC examination, according to current report.

Only 2 laboratories in the world — a CDC lab in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Cold War-period bioweapons lab in Russia — can lawfully hold samples of the lethal infection, Live Science formerly reported. In the current occurrence, an overall of 15 vials — 5 identified “smallpox” and 10 identified “vaccinia” (the infection utilized in smallpox vaccines) — were found in the Merck center, according to an “official use only” alert sent to the Department of Homeland Security management on Tuesday (Nov. 16), and gotten by Yahoo News

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