Coral Reefs/ Smallpox Update


Guests:

James Porter
* Professor, Ecology and Marine Science
* University of Georgia
* Athens, Georgia

Al Zelicoff
* Senior Scientist
* Center for National Security and Arms Control
* Sandia National Laboratories
* Department of Energy
* Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bruce Clements
* Associate Director, Center for the Study of Bioterrorism
* Saint Louis University School of Public Health
* Saint Louis, Missouri

A soon-to-be-released report from the Monterey Institute of International Studies says a particularly potent strain of weaponized smallpox killed three people in the former Soviet Union in 1971. In this hour, we'll take a look at the outbreak, and we'll get an update on new recommendations for vaccinating against a smallpox outbreak here. Plus, scientists think they have identified the cause of a disease that is killing corals off the Florida coast.

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