News of the WeekSMALLPOX

Leaks Produce a Torrent of Denials

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1313-1315
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1313b

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


France? That's how many researchers and policy-makers reacted when they read a page one Washington Post story on 5 November that listed France, along with Russia, North Korea, and Iraq, as countries that U.S. intelligence sources believe hold clandestine stocks of smallpox virus. French officials issued a statement that categorically denied the assertion "in the strongest terms."