The FBI and the CDC launched an investigation after the discovery of several “questionable vials” labeled “smallpox” in a freezer in a laboratory near Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, according to a notice obtained by Yahoo News.
The fifteen mysterious vials were found on Tuesday evening in a Merck laboratory, according to to an unclassified report sent to the Department of Homeland Security is seen from the outlet. Five of the vials carried the reading of the labels “smallpox,” while another 10 were said to contain “vaccine” virus, the source for modern smallpox vaccination.
Reportedly, the vials “Insured immediately” and the structure was briefly positioned on confinement. While it has since been lifted, federal law enforcement as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have opened investigations, they are in course.
The CDC is set take possession of the vials sometimes on Wednesday, according to the alert, that also noted that no Merck personnel were exposed to the materials.
while it is remains it was not clear exactly where the containers were found, Merck runs two main structures in Pennsylvania – one in West Point, its largest pharmaceutical manufacturing site, and another in nearby Upper Gwynedd, a 90-acre campus housing a research laboratory.
Smallpox is a deadly infectious disease caused by the variola virus, which carries a mortality rate of about 30%, according to the FDA, although the agency said some less common forms of the disease are “generally fatal. “ While the last natural case of smallpox was recorded in the 70s, with the illness in largely eradicated through global vaccination campaigns, two laboratories are still allowed to store samples of the pathogen for research purposes, including a site in Russian Siberia and another at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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