7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork

7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork
Replay video
Up next

Limitless - Untapped Potential (Preview)

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork

by CBSTV Videos 20:17 mins

7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork

by CBSTV Videos 20:17 mins

Vials of smallpox are currently being tested in a high-containment laboratory at the CDC in Atlanta. On July 1, a lab worker at the National Institutes of Health found smallpox vials while cleaning out a storage refrigerator. Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with Steve Monroe, director of Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the CDC, about protocols of moving the vials and if the smallpox samples are still viable; and,Conservationist Yin Gang is overseeing an ambitious effort to save the artwork in ancient Buddhist caves. For centuries, blasting winds whipped deep into the caves and eroded the soft sandstone. But now pollution is the greatest threat.

More From

CBS TV Videos

Community

  1. 27:26

    Community Episode 1: Ladders

  2. 27:26

    Community Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

  3. 24:40

    Community Episode 3: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

  4. 30:58

    Community Episode 4: Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing

  5. 28:45

    Community Episode 5: Laws of Robotics and Party Rights

  6. 28:13

    Community Episode 6: Basic Email Security

Community

  1. 27:26

    Community Episode 1: Ladders

  2. 27:26

    Community Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

  3. 24:40

    Community Episode 3: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

  4. 30:58

    Community Episode 4: Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing

  5. 28:45

    Community Episode 5: Laws of Robotics and Party Rights

  6. 28:13

    Community Episode 6: Basic Email Security

Other Space

  1. 27:05

    Other Space Episode 1: Into the Great Beyond...Beyond

  2. 25:20

    Other Space Episode 2: Getting to Know You

  3. 25:51

    Other Space Episode 3: The Death of A.R.T.

  4. 25:46

    Other Space Episode 4: Ted Talks

  5. 26:44

    Other Space Episode 5: Trouble's Brewing

  6. 27:02

    Other Space Episode 6: Powerless