Some NIH employees irked by agency’s failure to notify them about smallpox vials (washingtonpost) -- Gazette.Net


As news was breaking Tuesday about the discovery of decades-old vials of smallpox virus in a building on the sprawling Bethesda campus of the National Institutes of Health, NIH officials reached out to Montgomery County officials and telephoned Maryland health officials. Senior NIH executives were also alerted.

But no general notification was sent to the 18,000 NIH employees who work at the main campus of the nation’s medical research agency, according to the agency.

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