Posted Jul. 9, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.

Premium Lock Forgotten vials of smallpox found in NIH storage room

Published: 2014-07-09 07:41:38
Updated: 2014-07-09 07:41:38

Forgotten Smallpox FILE - This 1975 file electronmicrograph from the Centers for Disease Control shows the smallpox virus. Government officials say workers cleaning a storage room at the National Institute of Health's campus in Maryland made a startling discovery last week _ decades-old vials of smallpox forgotten in a cardboard box. (AP Photo/CDC, File)

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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