Despite significant advances, there is more work to be done before the international community can be confident that it possesses sufficient protection against any future smallpox threats. The current World Health Organization (WHO)-approved research agenda for smallpox has been tightly focused by the interpretation that research “essential for public health” equates solely to applied research related directly to the development of new antiviral drugs, safer vaccines, and better diagnostics.

With the City facing an unusually sizzling summer, it has brought in its wake a spurt in the cases of chicken pox, especially among children.

In May 2007, resolution WHA60.1 of the World Health Assembly requested the Director‐General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to undertake a major review, in 2010, of the state  of smallpox research  and  additional related research  needed for  public  health purposes.  This was undertaken so that the sixty‐fourth World Health Assembly, in

End Of Vaccination Took Away Protection From HIV, Say Researchers

Washington: The end of smallpox vaccination in the mid-20th century could be responsible for a loss of protection that led to the rapid spread of HIV, according to researchers.

It is known that vaccinia immunization, as given to prevent the spread of smallpox, reduces HIV replication in the laboratory.

Atlanta: The U.S. government has announced it has said goodbye to one of the world's greatest lifesavers

Bio Threat

WHO allows genetic modification of smallpox virus

Is the West a victim of its own past?

This article is a history of the last stage of the global smallpox eradication programme, christened in India as the National Smallpox Eradication Programme (NSEP).

The US forces its agenda upon other member states at the fifth review conference of the bioweapons convention