The Resource Live variola virus : considerations for continuing research, Committee on the Assessment of Future Scientific Needs for Live Variola Virus, Board on Global Health ; Ann M. Arvin and Deepali M. Patel, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Live variola virus : considerations for continuing research, Committee on the Assessment of Future Scientific Needs for Live Variola Virus, Board on Global Health ; Ann M. Arvin and Deepali M. Patel, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Live variola virus : considerations for continuing research
Title
Live variola virus
Title remainder
considerations for continuing research
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Assessment of Future Scientific Needs for Live Variola Virus, Board on Global Health ; Ann M. Arvin and Deepali M. Patel, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Smallpox was a devastating disease that decimated human populations for centuries, and its eradication in 1980 was a monumental achievement for the global health community. Since then the remaining known strains of its causative agent, variola virus, have been contained in two World Health Organization (WHO)-approved repositories. In 1999, the World Health Assembly (WHA) debated the issue of destroying these remaining strains. Arguments were presented on the need to retain the live virus for use in additional important research, and the decision to destroy the virus was deferred until this research could be completed. In that same year, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a consensus committee to explore scientific needs for the live virus. In the ten years since the first IOM report, the scientific, political, and regulatory environments have changed. In this new climate, the IOM was once again tasked to consider scientific needs for live variola virus. The committee evaluated the scientific need for live variola virus in four areas: development of therapeutics, development of vaccines, genomic analysis, and discovery research
Cataloging source
UMM
Dewey number
362.196/9120072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC183
LC item number
.L73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Live variola virus : considerations for continuing research, Committee on the Assessment of Future Scientific Needs for Live Variola Virus, Board on Global Health ; Ann M. Arvin and Deepali M. Patel, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overview of smallpox and its surveillance and control -- Comparative poxvirology -- Animal models using variola and other orthopoxvirses -- Genomic analysis -- Development of therapeutics -- Development of vaccines -- Methods for detection and diagnosis -- Discovery research -- Conclusions and recommendations
Control code
ocn462883987
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 151 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309136914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b35882566
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)462883987
  • pebcs0309136911

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