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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research. Report of the third meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 3-4 December 2001

WHO/CDS/CSR/GAR/2002/3

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WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research: Report of WHO third meeting. Geneva, Switzerland, 3-4 December 2001

Summary
1. Introduction
2. Review of variola virus strains in the Russian collection
3. Nucleic acid based diagnostics
4. Sequence analysis of variola virus DNA
5. Sequence of the electromelia virus genome
6. Progress in the development of serological assays
7. Animal models
8. Drug development
9. Vaccine development
10. Fundamental studies
11. Conclusions and recommendations
Annex 1: Agenda
Annex 2: List of participants

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