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All known stocks of smallpox worldwide were subsequently destroyed or transferred to two WHO-designated reference laboratories with BSL-4 facilities – the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Soviet Union's (now Russia's) State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR.
Back in 2014, another stash of six smallpox vials was found in a storage area on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
originally posted by: Cymru
Gates has invested substantial amounts of money into pharmaceutical giants like Merck, which owns the Pennsylvania facility where the smallpox and vaccinia vials were found.
Alaskapox was first described in a person in 2015, with another infection discovered in August 2020 bringing the total number of people infected so far to four. All four cases have been in the Fairbanks area.
DNA sequencing of the skin lesions revealed that the cause was a type of virus called an orthopoxvirus. These are double-stranded DNA viruses, different from SARS-CoV2 which causes Covid-19 and is an RNA virus. Other examples of orthopoxviruses are cowpox, smallpox and monkeypox, a case of which was recently found in the U.S. for the first time since 2003 in a man who travelled from Nigeria.
Alaskapox is carried by small, wild animals in the area and may be transmitted to people either by contact with their feces, or perhaps via their domestic pets, such as cats, which hunt and eat the small animals.
New Virus Causing “Alaskapox” Found In Two More People In Fairbanks
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
a reply to: EventideExpanse
I used to have one of those plants.....they are carnivorous.
Thanks for the information.....I can only find the SBL Sarracenia Purpurea one.....is that the one you have?
Or is there a particular one you can recommend?