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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 6-9 December 1999

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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of a WHO meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 6-9 December 1999

Introduction

II. Background and history

III. Inventories

IV. State of the art in orthopoxvirus research

      4.1 DNA sequence information on variola virus

      4.2 A public health perspective to variola virus research4

      4.3 Diagnosis/detection

      4.4 Immunopathogenesis, immune responses and vaccines

      4.5 Animal models to study anti-viral drugs and vaccines

      4.6 Anti-viral drugs

      4.7 Regulatory aspects for licensing drugs and vaccines

V. Summary of arguments and conclusions for research on variola

Annex 1: Agenda

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