28 May '11, 6am

'Small pox virus may become poor man's atom bomb': Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) The resolution by the World Health O...

Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) The resolution by the World Health Organization (WHO) to hold on to the two last known remaining stocks of the smallpox virus for 'crucial research' raises the spectre of bioterrorism, warns a leading Indian virologist. 'If the destruction is delayed indefinitely, the synthesis and preparation of small pox virus as a bio-weapon, by a non-superpower would increase and it may truly become a poor man's atom bomb,' says Kalyan Banerjee, former director of the National Institute of Virology in Pune. The World Health Assembly-WHO's decision-making body-announced Tuesday that it would defer until 2014 any decision on the destruction of the two remaining stocks of the virus since 'crucial research' based on the virus remains to be completed. After smallpox was officially eradicated in 1980, all countries were asked to surrender their stocks of the virus to...

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asiaone.com 28 May '11, 2am

IT WAS early morning when Ms Fazleena Ramly was shaken out of her slumber by the sound of people shouting. Puzzled, the 23...

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sg.news.yahoo.com 28 May '11, 3am

Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS) World leaders at the two-day G8 summit held in France issued a joint call Friday asking ...