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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the Fifth Meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 November 2003

WHO/CDS/CSR/GAR/2004.15


WHo Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the Fifth Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 4-5 November 2003

Summary
1. Introduction and report of the Secretariat
2. Report and update on biosafety
3. Virus repositories
4. Diagnostic and detection methods
5. Sequence analysis
6. Development of an animal model of smallpox
7. Development of antiviral drugs
8. Vaccine studies
9. The USA monkeypox outbreak
10. Dissemination of research results
11. Recommendations from the technical subcommittee
12. Conclusion
Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: List of participants

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