Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The last known case occurred in the U.S. in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this disease has been completely eradicated. Smallpox is also known as “variola.” Since the time of ancient Egypt, smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating...
The smallpox virus retention controversy is a debate that has been ongoing
among ... for retaining the samples, which represent a hazard, while opponents of
it maintain that the samples are needed f...
Jun 7, 2016 ... Variola virus (the virus that causes smallpox) causes disease only in people. ...
The goal of smallpox research is to address three areas that are ...
Sep 26, 2016 ... Smallpox research in the United States continues and focuses on the
development of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests to protect people ...
Although a worldwide immunization program eradicated smallpox disease
decades ago, small quantities of smallpox virus officially still exist in two research
May 1, 2014 ... The Smallpox Research Agenda Using Variola Virus. PLoS Pathog 10(5):
e1004108. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004108. Editor: Glenn F. Rall, ...
The pathogenesis of smallpox involves the following steps (Fenner 1988, ... All
legitimate research with variola virus is now conducted within these two centers ...
Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by Variola virus, a member of
the ... Eradication; Post-eradication; Research; Vaccines; Diagnostics ...
The programme of research is overseen by the WHO Advisory Committee on
Variola Virus Research, ... Smallpox eradication: destruction of variola virus
Worldwide immunization stopped the spread of smallpox three decades ago. The
last case was reported in 1977. Two research labs still keep small amounts of ...