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Smallpox Virus

Newly-Discovered Smallpox Vials More Dangerous Than Thought

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Earlier this month, scientists found decades-old vials of the smallpox virus in the storage room of a lab near D.C. At the time, it was unclear if...

Forgotten Vials Of Deadly Virus Found

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

ATLANTA (AP) — A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week —...

Scientists Urge Delay In Destroying Deadly Virus

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three decades after the eradication of smallpox, U.S. officials say it's still not time to destroy the last known stockp...

Experts Debate Destroying Last Smallpox Virus

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

LONDON -- Smallpox, one of the world's deadliest diseases, eradicated three decades ago, is kept alive under tight security today in just two places &...

Would you Destroy Smallpox?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home

Smallpox is officially on the chopping block. But whether it will actually be destroyed or not, remains to be seen. The World Health Assembly decid...