Vials labeled 'Smallpox' found in Pennsylvania lab freezer


Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the CDC says frozen vials labeled smallpox were found in a lab freezer in Pennsylvania the centers for disease control and prevention confirms some frozen vials labeled smallpox were discovered in a freezer at a Pennsylvania facility that conducts vaccine research the CDC says the vials were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker who was cleaning out the freezer smallpox which is caused by the very old virus plagued the world for centuries and killed nearly a third of the people infected the United States was able to end routine childhood vaccination against smallpox by the early nineteen seventies and the world health assembly declared smallpox eradicated in nineteen eighty the CDC facility in Atlanta at a center in Russia are the only two sites designated by the World Health Organization where very all the files are stored and used for research hi Mike Rossio

Coming up next