Emergencies preparedness, response

The Independent Advisory Group on Public Health Implications of Synthetic Biology Technology Related to Smallpox

Meeting report


Publication details

Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/PED/2015. 1



The purpose of the meeting was to provide guidance to the WHO Director - General on the public health implications of synthetic biology technology as it relates to public health measures for smallpox preparedness and control . The public health implications a re for countries and for WHO, and includ e diagnostics, vaccines and medicines and research related to the variola virus.