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What is manufactured smallpox?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The smallpox disease does still exist in secure labs for research and vaccine-study purposes. In this video, Dr. Oz and Frances Townsend, homeland security advisor, discuss how secure these samples are.


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