FDA Just Found Even More Vials of Diseases in a Forgotten Storage Room

July 16, 2014 9:49 PM

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FDA Just Found Even More Vials of Diseases in a Forgotten Storage Room

The Washington Post is reporting that the discovery, which included 327 vials of dangerous pathogens in total, came from the same small-pox-loaded storage room that had been forgotten for nearly 50 years. And while the smallpox is still the most unsettling of the uncovered diseases, these additional finds aren't helping our peace of mind.

The reasons why these samples went unnoticed for this long is something that we're actively trying to understand. Our goal is to understand what happened and take the appropriate actions to make sure something like this never happens again.

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