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Smallpox Virus Destruction: Scientists Weigh Destroying Last Known Samples (POLL)

Smallpox is officially on the chopping block.But whether it will actually be destroyed or not, remains to be seen. The World Health Assembly decided the samples should be destroyed in 1996, but since then the debate has caused them to contin…

Smallpox is officially on the chopping block.

But whether it will actually be destroyed or not, remains to be seen. The World Health Assembly decided the samples should be destroyed in 1996, but since then the debate has caused them to continue to exist, according to PopSci.

In May the World Health Organization will meet to decide on the final fate of the remaining examples of the disease, according to LiveScience. Discussions began in January.

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