Forgotten vials of smallpox found in US storage room; unclear whether virus is dead or alive

  • by: MIKE STOBBE , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 6:36 PM

ATLANTA — A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

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