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Report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections.  Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 January 1999

WHO/CDS/CSR/99/1

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Report of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections. Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 January 1999

Introduction
Recent monkeypox outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Review of the report of the 1994 Ad Hoc Committee on Orthopoxvirus Infections
Work in WHO Collaborating Centres
Analysis and sequencing of variola virus genomes
Biosecurity and physical security of WHO collaborating laboratories
Smallpox vaccine stocks and production
Deliberate release of smallpox virus
Survey of WHO Member States latest position on destruction of variola virus
Recommendations

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