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...
Mar 4, 2009 ... The Smallpox Destruction Debate: Could a Grand Bargain Settle the Issue? ...
DNA sequencing effort led the WHO to postpone the date of destruction. .... live
virus after a hiatus of a few years for safety and security upgrades, ...
destruction of all known remaining smallpox virus ... emerged in the Middle East
some 6,000–10,000 years ago ... Assembly in 2007, the organization postponed
the final decision ... Photograph courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and.
May 24, 2011 ... A decision on when to destroy the last known stocks of live smallpox was put off
for a ... plan to postpone setting a date for destruction for five years. ... the variola,
or smallpox virus, stocks needed to be destroyed but the task of ...
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 13, 2011 ... "It would be an excellent idea to destroy the smallpox viruses," said Dr. Donald ...
A report by independent researchers commissioned by WHO last year ... ask
WHO to postpone a decision calling for the stockpile's destruction.
Apr 14, 2011 ... Smallpox Virus Destruction: Scientists Weigh Destroying Last Known ... There are
only two remaining samples left, one at the Centers for ...
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.
May 1, 2014 ... A transmission electron micrograph of smallpox viruses using a ... The virus is
being used for carefully limited research to create drugs ... But the World Health
Assembly, the WHO's decision-making assembly, repeatedly has postponed ...
developing countries and wants the virus destroyed within two years.
May 2, 2014 ... A vile of the smallpox vaccine that is being provided for the military is held up by
... and for the past 30 years, WHO has repeatedly postponed taking this step. ... "
Let's destroy the virus and be done with it," Henderson, who now ...