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Recent Events and Observations Pertaining to Smallpox Virus Destruction in 2002

Henderson, Donald; Fenner, Frank

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To destroy all remaining stocks of variola virus on or before 31 December 2002 seems an even more compelling goal today than it did in 1999, when the 52d World Health Assembly authorized temporary retention of remaining stocks to facilitate the possible development of (1) a more attenuated, less reactogenic smallpox vaccine and (2) an antiviral drug that could be used in treatment of patients with smallpox. We believe the deadline established in 1999 should be adhered to, given the potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92686
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1086/323808

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