The FDA just approved a drug to treat smallpox in case of a bioterrorism attack — here’s why that scenario is so scary

July 19, 2018

REUTERS/Havakuk Levison The FDA just approved a drug that could be used to treat smallpox. The disease was officially eradicated in 1980, but experts are concerned that people could re-create smallpox and use it as a biological weapon. Infectious disease researchers and bioterror experts say the world is unprepared for the emergence or release of a pandemic disease. On any list of the most devastating diseases humanity has ever had…