Survey biological materials and virus destruction
Undertake a survey of research centres, laboratories, universities where rinderpest virus activities historically took place to sequester rinderpest virus under biological safety level 3-plus (BSL 3-Agriculture) conditions.
- Conduct a worldwide survey of biological materials through questionnaires and on-site visits.
- Create a database and official listing of all holdings of vaccines, vaccine virus seeds and strains of rinderpest virus.
- Conduct field missions to assess/identify the capacities of laboratories for virus storage or destruction and determine compliance.
- Maintain a Letter of Agreement with World Reference Laboratory for rinderpest and other morbilliviruses.