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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ... 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 ...
Dec 10, 2015 ... A deadlock remains over whether the two remaining stocks of smallpox should
be destroyed, after the WHO committee postponed its decision ...
and policy on the case for retention vs. destruction of the live smallpox virus and
.... report on the destruction of the live variola stocks will be given at this year ...