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 ...
Mar 4, 2009 ... A contagious viral disease that infected only humans and had a mortality ...
campaign that over the next 11 years eradicated smallpox from the planet in ...
the DNA sequencing effort led the WHO to postpone the date of destruction. ...
assess the scientific need for additional research with the smallpox virus.
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 14, 2014 ... The species is the Variola virus, which causes smallpox, and the ... labs across
the world and destroyed all stocks of the virus except for ... The WHO has
repeatedly postponed the date of destruction because of US and Russian
opposition. ... Over the last 30 years, the stocks of virus have contributed little to .....
May 2, 2014 ... The last few strains of the variola virus, the pathogen that causes ... Scientists
debate whether remaining smallpox virus should be destroyed ... 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.
Dec 10, 2015 ... A deadlock remains over whether the two remaining stocks of smallpox should
be destroyed, after the WHO committee postponed its decision ...
Apr 15, 1999 ... of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication and ...
Progress was reviewed year by year from 1981 to 1984 by the WHO Committee
on ... that the remaining stocks of live variola virus be destroyed. ... its ninety-fifth
session to postpone consideration of the Ad Hoc Committee's report .....
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.