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Vials of smallpox discovered in Maryland lab

Vials of smallpox discovered in Maryland lab

Smallpox was discovered in a National Institutes of Health storage room last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Officials say there is no indication that anyone was exposed to the smallpox. The FBI and CDC are investigating how these samples ended up in the storage room.

Photo: This 1975 file electronmicrograph from the Centers for Disease Control shows the smallpox virus. (AP/CDC/via USA TODAY)

[usatoday]

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