Selected WHO Documents on Destruction of Smallpox Virus Stocks

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Advisory Group of Independent Experts to review the smallpox research programme (AGIES)
Comments on the Scientific Review of Variola Virus Research, 1999–2010

Scientific review of variola virus research, 1999–2010 (WHO/HSE/GAR/BDP/2010.3)

WHA Resolution 60.1 (2007)

WHA Resolution 55.15 (2002)

Report by Secretariat A53/27 (2000)

WHA Resolution 52.10 (1999)

WHA Resolution 49.10 (1996)

The Achievement of Global Eradication of Smallpox. Final Report of the Global Commission for the Certification of Smallpox Eradication. (WHO/SE/79.152) (1979)

Report of Meeting of Officials from Laboratories Retaining Variola Virus and National Control Authorities Concerned. (WHO/SE/79.137) (1979)

Laboratories with Variola Virus Stocks (WHO/SME/78.25) (1978) (Document also bears the number Global Commission WP/78.46)

Progress Report on Register of Laboratories Retaining Variola Virus (WHO/S2/180/3) (1977)

WHA Resolutions 29.54 (1976), 30.52 (1977), 31.54 (1978) and related Exective Board records. (Extracted from Annex of WHO/SE/79.152).