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Cleanup unearths vials of 1950s smallpox in cardboard box

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 4:27 a.m.

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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