Biosecurity and Censorship: the H5N1 Influenza Controversy

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 205 Issue 11 June 1, 2012

Biosecurity and Censorship: the H5N1 Influenza Controversy
Martin S. Hirsch

In this issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), 3 short articles by leaders in influenza virus research and/or biosecurity discuss current controversies regarding experiments with bioengineered H5N1 influenza virus. Sander Herfst and colleagues, the creators of an H5N1 virus strain with increased …

Sander Herfst, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, and Ron A. M. Fouchier
The Future of Research and Publication on Altered H5N1 Viruses
J Infect Dis. (2012) 205(11): 1628-1631 first published online March 27, 2012 doi:10.1093/infdis/jis257
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Nicole M. Bouvier
The Science of Security Versus the Security of Science
J Infect Dis. (2012) 205(11): 1632-1635 first published online March 27, 2012 doi:10.1093/infdis/jis256

Michael T. Osterholm and David A. Relman
Creating a Mammalian-Transmissible A/H5N1 Influenza Virus: Social Contracts, Prudence, and Alternative Perspectives
J Infect Dis. (2012) 205(11): 1636-1638 first published online March 27, 2012 doi:10.1093/infdis/jis259