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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the second meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 15-16 February 2001

WHO/CDS/CSR/EDC/2001/17

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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the second meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 15-16 February 2001

Summary
1. Introduction
2. Working paper submitted by Drs Henderson and Fenner
3. State of strain collections and viability studies
4. Phylogenetic analysis using DNA amplification technologies
5. Detection and differentiation of orthopoxvirus DNA
6. Nucleotide sequence analysis of variola virus DNA
7. Serological procedures for the detection of variola virus
8. Antiviral agents
9. Animal models of smallpox
10. Ectromelia virus recombinant expressing mouse IL-4
Annex 1: Agenda  

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