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Smallpox Could Again Be a Serious Threat - Slate Magazine



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Smallpox Could Again Be a Serious Threat 
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The most recent dual-use concern about synthetic biology involves one of humanity's oldest foes: smallpox. Smallpox was eradicated from nature in 1980, and all known stocks of the virus are located at World Health Organization?supervised repositories ...

 


Smallpox-Related Viruses Are Still a Threat to Humans, Experts Warn - Live Science



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Smallpox-Related Viruses Are Still a Threat to Humans, Experts Warn 
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Smallpox has been eradicated for decades, but other, related "poxviruses" are still around and continue to pose a risk to humans, experts say. In fact, cases of human infection with viruses in the same family as the smallpox virus are appearing in ...

 


Monkeypox Outbreaks In Africa Are Making Headlines. How Worried ... - NPR



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Monkeypox Outbreaks In Africa Are Making Headlines. How Worried ... 
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Earlier this month, the Washington Post ran a big, feature about a seemingly scary disease, called monkeypox. "It kills up to 1 in 10 of its victims, similar to ...

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Scientists Eradicated Smallpox. With Synthetic Biology, We Can Bring it Back. - Futurism



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Scientists Eradicated Smallpox. With Synthetic Biology, We Can Bring it Back. 
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The smallpox virus has been eradicated since 1980, with all known samples safely stowed away at facilities monitored by the World Health Organization. Synthetic biology holds the potential to bring it back. In July 2017, researchers in Canada ...

 


250 are vaccinated as scourge of smallpox returns to market town - Ilkley Gazette



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250 are vaccinated as scourge of smallpox returns to market town 
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The unwelcome presence of a smallpox epidemic in Otley can no longer be denied. For the past two or three weeks, it did not seem wise, nor productive of any possible good results, to alarm the public mind unnecessarily. But there is no longer any ...

 


Theater Review: Smallpox Stories That Slay, in Latin History for Morons - Vulture



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Theater Review: Smallpox Stories That Slay, in Latin History for Morons 
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John Leguizamo knows exactly how to respond to the inevitable applause that greets movie actors when they make a first entrance onstage. He tells us to shut up. ?Okay, people, stop, stop! Settle down,? he snaps with charming brusqueness as he bustles ...
John Leguizamo's Latino-History Lecture The New Yorker

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North Korea could be mass producing biological weapons to unleash smallpox and plague, report warns - The Independent



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North Korea could be mass producing biological weapons to unleash smallpox and plague, report warns 
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Based on testimony from defectors, it is believed to have begun in the 1960s after the Korean War between 1950 and 1953 caused the deaths of thousands in outbreaks of cholera, typhus, typhoid, and smallpox which the regime blamed on biological attacks ...
Kim Jong-un is feared to be mass producing biological weapons which could kill tens of thousands with a deadly ... Daily Mail
North Korea is 'mass producing biological weapons' and could unleash smallpox, cholera, plague and anthrax on US ... The Sun
Harvard: North Korea Preparing Smallpox, Plague Attacks Newsmax
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Synthesizing Biological Threats?A Small Leap From Horsepox to Smallpox - Contagionlive.com



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Synthesizing Biological Threats?A Small Leap From Horsepox to Smallpox 
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Earlier this summer, it was announced that a team of Canadian researchers led by virologist David Evans, PhD, had successfully synthesized the horsepox virus. This de novo synthesis was performed within the span of 6 months, utilizing mail-order DNA, ...

 


Smallpox fever in the air - Brookings Register



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Smallpox fever in the air 
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In the handwritten minutes of the commission meetings in 1902 are references to some of what was taking place during the smallpox outbreaks. For the poor, and there were many, there were county-paid expenses for disinfectants and money to pay the ...

 


Monkeypox On The Rise: How Worried Should We Be? - WBAA



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Monkeypox On The Rise: How Worried Should We Be? 
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There are several other virus related to smallpox, including cowpox and camelpox. "I would be more worried about camelpox than monkeypox," Rimion says, "because that's closer on the genetic tree to smallpox." Is the disease actually a rising threat? Or ...