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US Keeping Secret Stash of Smallpox Viruses at Lab in Georgia to Use for Future Bioweapons

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 07:19

‘You may have heard that smallpox has long been eradicated but what you may not know is that the United States and Russia still maintain stocks of the disease, and the U.S. is still in the business of researching and developing it. The question is, why?

According to the U.S. government, Washington and Moscow recently supported a decision to keep the two stocks intact, arguing that more research needed to be conducted on one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Specifically, researchers say more work is needed in order to come up with a safer version of the vaccine and better treatments for those who are already infected with smallpox.’

Read more: US Keeping Secret Stash of Smallpox Viruses at Lab in Georgia to Use for Future Bioweapons

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