Six vials of freeze-dried smallpox virus have been found tucked away in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cold storage room. The vials appear to have been stored there since the 1950s. If there is anything thing more frightening than finding vials of an infectious disease that killed more than a billion people before being wiped out, it may be the fact that ten other vials were in the same box with unreadable labels.
Well this is unnerving. The last thing needed is for smallpox to get into the wrong hands.