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 ...
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 ... emerged in the
Middle East some 6,000–10,000 years ago ... Assembly in 2007, the organization
postponed the final ... held by the United States at the Centers for Disease
Dec 10, 2015 ... A deadlock remains over whether the two remaining stocks of smallpox should
be destroyed, after the WHO committee postponed its decision ...
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.
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.
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 .....
Jul 8, 2014 ... Human skin infected with the smallpox virus. ... At a meeting in May, WHO
members again postponed a decision because ... “finalizing arrangements for the
destruction of cloned variola virus DNA ... hongshen • 2 years ago.
Jun 6, 2011 ... Professor Smith is actually the Chairman of the Variola Virus ..... once again in
May of this year to postpone destruction of variola virus stocks, ...