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Should the US and Russia Destroy Their Stocks of Smallpox Virus?

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Should the US and Russia Destroy Their Stocks of Smallpox Virus?

Edward Hammond. BMJ.

Abstract

Smallpox was eradicated in 1980, but the virus still exists in WHO controlled depositories. Edward Hammond maintains that stocks should be destroyed to prevent the disease re-emerging, but John Agwunobi insists further research is essential for global security

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Competing interests: The Sunshine Project campaigns against the hostile use of biotechnology.

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