The smallpox virus retention controversy is a debate that has been ongoing
among ... Advocates of final destruction maintain that there is no longer any valid
rationale for retaining the ... This wa...
Aug 6, 2014 ... The only known stocks of the deadly smallpox virus are now kept in two
designated ... The decision to destroy the virus has thus been debated and
postponed ... and no cases of smallpox have been detected for 35 years.
May 22, 2014 ... The case for destroying smallpox is simple enough: what if the virus ... led people
to continue to postpone smallpox's kill date for over 30 years.
May 16, 2011 ... ... stockpiles of the smallpox virus, but the actual date of destruction is postponed
for a ... Less than two years later, the WHO declared the.
May 2, 2014 ... A vile of the smallpox vaccine that is being provided for the military is ... month:
Destroy the virus completely – or keep these remaining vials in stock. ... and for
the past 30 years, WHO has repeatedly postponed taking this step.
Jan 13, 2014 ... Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by variola virus, ... Smallpox,
which is believed to have originated over 3,000 years ... In the interest of global
security, these stocks were to be destroyed by the end of the twentieth century. ...
smallpox virus has been postponed by the World Health Assembly.
further cases before the end of 1979, the world will be declared smallpox free.
However, the recent ... and efforts are being made to reduce the number of
laboratories retaining the virus to not more than 4-all ... be crippled by polio being
a 2-year- .... WHO postpones decision on destruction of smallpox stocks. - again.
Jun 6, 2011 ... with us. Professor Smith is actually the Chairman of the Variola Virus. Research
.... live vaccine that's been used to eradicate smallpox for 30 years. .... decided in
1999 to postpone the destruction until the research which had.
May 24, 2011 ... The smallpox virus, on death row for decades, has been given another ...
pathogen has been building in recent years, but the United States, which is ...
Deadlines for destruction have been postponed multiple times since the ...
Jul 8, 2014 ... Human skin infected with the smallpox virus. ... Every few years, WHO considers
whether these last stocks should be destroyed. At a meeting in May, WHO
members again postponed a decision because some experts ... the organization
was “finalizing arrangements for the destruction of cloned variola virus ...