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Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says
Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples, officials announced Wednesday.   Smallpox was discovered among more than 300 vials in a cold-storage area in a Food and Drug Administration lab on July 1. Among the labels on those vials: dengue, influenza and Q fever. The discovery has raised serious questions about what else may be hiding in labs across the country. FDA officials said Wednesday that the agency planned to sweep all its common cold-storage facilities, including at its main campus in White Oak, Md., and satellite locations around the country. “The fact that...

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