NPR logo

WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4167701/4167702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

Global Health

WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

WHO Clarifies Smallpox Recommendation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4167701/4167702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The World Health Organization is considering allowing a genetic modification of the deadly smallpox virus to be made for research purposes. A WHO spokesman says that though a decision has been made, the controversial policy still needs to pass through a review process. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.