Emergencies preparedness, response

WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research
Report of the Tenth Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 19-20 November 2008

Geneva, Switzerland, 19-20 November 2008



1. Report from the Secretariat
2. Update on variola virus strains held in the United States and Russian Federation repositories
3. Update on prophylaxis and therapeutics
4. Update on diagnostic assays
5. Update on animal models
6. Update on vaccines and vaccination
7. Regulatory issues
8. Is there a need for stockpiling ST-246
9. Monkeypox
10. Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report
11. Synthesis of variola virus
12. Review of research proposals
13. 2011 Review and process
14. Variola virus diagnostic network
Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: List of participants