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Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and .... This clade further diverged into two subclades at least 800 years ago. .... During the 19th century, the cowpox virus used for smallpox vaccination was ..... WHO first recommended destruction of the virus in 1986 and later set the ...


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 ...


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 ...


Jan 13, 2014 ... Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by variola virus, ... In the interest of global security, these stocks were to be destroyed by the end of the ... of smallpox virus has been postponed by the World Health Assembly. ... under appropriate conditions for as long as 18 years have not lost their potency.


Apr 15, 1999 ... Progress was reviewed year by year from 1981 to 1984 by the WHO ... and 10 of the Global Commission endorsed in resolution WHA33.4, all known stocks of smallpox virus were ... that the remaining stocks of live variola virus be destroyed. ... its ninety-fifth session to postpone consideration of the Ad Hoc ...


Apr 4, 2011 ... One-year-old child on day 10 of a smallpox infection; his face is covered with ... postponed the final decision for any recommended destruction ...


Dec 25, 1993 ... The smallpox virus, one of the biggest killers in history, has won a temporary ... the smallpox virus, had planned to destroy them simultaneously by New Year's Eve. ... But the execution has been postponed for several reasons.


May 2, 2014 ... The last few strains of the variola virus, the pathogen that causes ... 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.


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.