Emergencies preparedness, response

Report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections. Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August-1 September 2004



1. Summary
2. Introduction
3. WHO alert and response operational framework
4. Recommendations on the proposed operational framework for a WHO smallpox vaccine bank
4.1 General recommendations
4.2 Recommendations for the WHO Geneva stockpile
4.3 Recommendations for the WHO-pledged stockpile kept by donating countries
5. Revisions to the 1994 Ad Hoc Committee recommendations
6. Conclusions
Annex – List of participants