BRAZIL REFUSES TO GIVE ZIKA VIRUS SAMPLES TO WHO


Brazil’s unwillingness to share Zika virus samples and data with WHO collaborating centres could delay the development of rapid and reliable diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapies

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/zika-virus-outbreak-when-research-goes-off-the-rails/article8203618.ece

Flashback to 2007 when Indonesia refused to give WHO samples of the birdflu virus, suspecting perhaps that the birdflu virus was a bioterrorism agent.

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