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# Smallpox

Last year
EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
Imvanex has been approved in the EU since 2013 for the prevention of smallpox.
All time
FBI investigating how vials of contagious smallpox were left in lab
The White House has been briefed on the incident, which came to public attention yesterday.
Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre
World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.
Destruction of final smallpox virus stocks deferred for three years
WHO assembly members have put off after the US argued that retaining some stockpiles could help prevent the disease being used as a biological weapon.