Box of Pox: The Return of the Smallpox

According to a CDC media release, vials labeled "Variola", more commonly known as Smallpox, were found in an unused storage room in a laboratory at the NIH, Bethesda, which was used by the Food and Drug Administration. The laboratory had been shifted and these final materials were being transferred to the new facilities when these … Continue reading Box of Pox: The Return of the Smallpox

Small Pox: Rumors, Superstitions and A Massive Scare

When I read this article, a sudden chill ran down my spine: The health secretary A K Sarkar told IANS he had heard the news that smallpox had resurfaced and the health department was in the process of authenticating reports. But he said he was not in a position to either confirm or deny the … Continue reading Small Pox: Rumors, Superstitions and A Massive Scare