Problem

Vulnerable disease research establishments

Other Names:
Insecure stocks of biological materials
Theft of disease-causing materials
Seizure of biological materials by unauthorized groups
Claim:
Current concerns about the security of smallpox virus in secure disease centres in the USA and Russia -- concerns which have argued for destruction of remaining virus stocks in 1998 -- challenge the presumed security of the vast array of other deadly viruses and biological materials held in such centres.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
29.03.1997 – 00:00 CET