Vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found by lab worker cleaning freezer in Pennsylvania

Vials labeled 'smallpox' found by lab worker cleaning freezer in Pennsylvania

Vials labeled as smallpox were discovered at a Pennsylvania lab, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.The frozen vials “were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research in Pennsylvania,” a CDC spokesperson said in a statement to NBC News. The contents appeared … Read more

‘Smallpox’ Vials Found at Merck Lab in Suburban Philadelphia Facility – NBC10 Philadelphia

‘Smallpox’ Vials Found at Merck Lab in Suburban Philadelphia Facility – NBC10 Philadelphia

Lee la historia en español aquí. Vials labeled with “smallpox” were found at a Merck facility in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where vaccine research is conducted, but it is unclear why the vials were there, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Smallpox is caused by a virus that was eradicated from human transmission in the … Read more