Rare case of monkeypox reported in Maryland

A Maryland resident who recently returned to the country on a flight from Nigeria has tested positive for monkey pox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday. It is the second confirmed case of the rare disease in the US since an outbreak in 2003 infected 43 people. The infected person experiences … Read more

CDC confirms monkeypox infection in Maryland

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of monkeypox in a Maryland patient returning from a trip in Nigeria late Tuesday. The CDC said it is coordinating with international health partners, the airline, and state and local health officials in the DC area to inform passengers and others who may have … Read more

FBI, CDC investigate vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found in lab freezer

A vial of dried smallpox vaccination is displayed December 5, 2002 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.Image: Scott A. Miller (Getty Images) A scenario ripe for a zombie horror movie has just happened. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Tuesday that vials labeled “smallpox” — an extremely deadly virus eradicated in the 1970s … Read more