Cardboard boxes Atlanta

'Forgotten' US smallpox vials found in cardboard box
December 21, 2022 – 12:39 pm

SmallpoxLong forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box have been discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.

The virus, believed dead, was located in six freeze-dried and sealed vials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It is said to be the first time unaccounted-for smallpox has been discovered in the US.

The disease was officially declared eradicated in the 1980s.

"The vials appear to date from the 1950s. Upon discovery, the vials were immediately secured in a CDC-registered select agent containment laboratory in Bethesda, [Maryland], " according to a CDC statement.

"There is no evidence that any of the vials labelled variola has been breached, and onsite biosafety personnel have not identified any infectious exposure risk to lab workers or the public, " the statement added.

Government agencies were notified of the discovery on 1 July, after National Institutes of Health (NIH) employees discovered the vials labelled "variola", also known as smallpox.

The vials were located in an unused area of a storage room in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory on an NIH campus in Bethesda.

The vials were subsequently transported to a secure facility in Atlanta, Georgia, on 7 July.

Image caption The smallpox vials were transported to a secure CDC facility in Atlanta, Georgia

Tests will be conducted on the material to determine if it is viable before it destroyed, the CDC said.

The virus may remain deadly even after freeze-drying, though is it typically kept cold to remain alive.

The CDC also notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of the discovery. The WHO currently oversees two designated repositories for smallpox; one in Atlanta as well as one in Novosibirsk, Russia.

You might also like
SlimPack - cardboard display box closing and filling station
SlimPack - cardboard display box closing and filling station
Shipping Boxes Atlanta Georgia -
Shipping Boxes Atlanta Georgia -
Chevron Corporation Chevron Cars Toy Carrying Case, Garage, Holds 6 Vehicles, Cardboard Car Carrier
Toy (Chevron Corporation)
  • Lightweight Design
  • Two toys in one: Carrying case and Garage both with colorful graphics inside and out.
  • Easy to convert
iPhone6 Plus Sports Armband, Nancy's shop Easy Fitting Sports Universal Armband With Build In Screen Protect Case Cover Running band Stylish Reflective Walking Exercise Mount Sports Sports Rain-proof Universal Armband Case+ Key Holder Slot for Iphone 6 Plus (5.5 Inch) (Pink)
Wireless (Deego)
  • Designed specifically for iPhone 6 Plus, Lightweight armband keeps your phone secure and protected.
  • Water Resistant and sweat-proof funtion to better protect your mobile phone, make you feel more comfortable during exercise,Due to varying color display...
  • Built in Reflective strip for safe running in low light conditions. Built-in Key holder. Cutouts for easy access to headphones port and controls. A sweat resistant...
  • Material: Lightweight soft neoprene that is molded to twist and bend but will not stretch out of shape. Washable with gentle soap and water, then air dry. Can keep...
  • Functionality: Provide excellent protection during sport, such as running, biking, jogging, walking, working out etc. Touch screen works through the clear cover
SarahDiaz Cardboard Box Shipping Symbols Red Print Customized Men Large
Sports (SarahDiaz)
  • Shirt invaders exclusive design, created by our in house art department.
  • For men
  • Classic semi-contoured silhouette with side seam, shoulder-to-shoulder taping, seamed collaret
  • Custom made
  • Washing instructions: do not use bleach, dry on low heat, turn inside out
Aceguarder Military Camo Canvas Series Apple Ipad Air 5 Swivel Bracket Protective Shell Cover Case with Stand for Jungle Adventure, Camping, Outdoor Sports, Travel Ifts Carabiner+whistle+capacitor Pen Handwriting(aceguarder Brand) (7)
Wireless (ACEGUARDER TECH ipad 2/3/4 case iphone 6 iphone 4s 5 5c 5s 6s 6 plus cases covers digitizer defender case docking station designer external battery innogie mini earphones external battery earbuds exercise armband floral case factory unlocked flower fisheye for sale apple paramore cubs juicy couture ariel owl lionel messi leopard fall out boy manchester united lace protective rubber atlanta falcons anchor cheetah mercury tupac weird regular show pandamimi panda american flag pikachu popular sloth little mermaid keep calm regular show little mermaid camo vineyard vines cheetah abstract angels baseball tinkerbell incipio covers air folio case waterproof front screen replacement fisheye jelly case jogging juice pack jordan shoe case hard hybrid heavy duty hdmi cable holster holder housing incipio ihome invisible shield glass incase iron man case international version unlocked minnesota vikings yellow philadelphia eagles eagles london amazon softball mac miller graffiti bling best volleyball boston bruins for men buffalo bills kevin durant bling knicks new orleans saints monsters inc for teen girls star trek for girls kentucky wildcats denver broncos supreme cases covers air mini used unlocked 16gb usb cable unlock waterproof case for women wallet wall charger wood case wireless charger otterbox defender symmetry cover running armband refurbished repair kit screen replacement speck minecraft survivor protective girls slip silicone kids folio speck owl cygnett marware belkin survivor british tiffany bear motion pandamimi clamcase protective 16gb kids proof chicago blackhawks splash protective new york yankees steelers for guys grumpy ca unique peacock little mermaid personalized lizard bob marley zac efron pink kraken rotating trident ionic waterproof ipad 1st generation case best dodo snugg ipad mini case ipad retina display case incase kid proof ozaki ted baker rugged survivor cool hard candy yoobao western targus lifeproof princess hype child proof marilyn monroe notep)
  • ACEGUARDER newest design fun Camo series. Hand bandage, Swivel stand style.(Will Only Fit IPAD AIR 5)
  • Materials: canvas, environmental protection PC, elastic bandage. Color: fun Camo series.
  • Canvas material Naizang. Intermediate use fiberboard. The rain to prevent water penetration into the machine. And no deformation after drying. Market products in...
  • fun Camo series suitable for outdoor adventure, sports, hiking, jungle, tourism, military use!
  • Gifts Carabiner+whistle+capacitor Pen Handwriting(aceguarder Brand)
MaeKing Office Supplies Cardboard Box Customized Large T-shirt Men Cotton Short For White
Sports (MaeKing)
  • 100% health cotton, no shrinking,do not bleach. tumble dry low
  • Cotton,eco-friendly material.
  • Machine wash,print and color won t fade after washing
  • Free to design on each side of the t-shirt
  • Machine washable
Popular Q&A
Does Walmart sell cardboard boxes?

Walmart only sells very small boxes used for shipping something in the mail. They only have a couple of sizes. Thanks!

Related Posts