The smallpox virus retention controversy is a debate that has been ongoing
among international scientists and other officials since smallpox was declared
eradicated by the World Health Organization ...
May 28, 2014 ... WHO postpones decision on destruction of smallpox stocks — again ... of the
variola virus should be destroyed but deferred to this year's meeting ... Some
scientists are also keen for smallpox research using live virus not to be ...
It is 20 years since the 33rd World Health Assembly (WHA) declared that "
worldwide eradication of ... A ten-year limit for the eradication was set. ...
countries of WHO and recommended to postpone the destruction of the virus to
the year 2002.
Dec 10, 2015 ... A deadlock remains over whether the two remaining stocks of smallpox should
be destroyed, after the WHO committee postponed its decision ...
destruction of all known remaining smallpox virus stockpiles. ... Assembly in 2007
, the organization postponed the final ... held by the United States at the Centers
for Disease Control ... of US variola stockpiles within 3 years (8), this has not.
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.
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.
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 ... More than 30 years ago, the deadly infectious disease known as smallpox ... this
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. ...
Meanwhile, the variola virus is being used for limited research and to ...