August 31, 2020
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Ron Fouchier 1
⟶ Updated 10 Oct 2018 ⟶
List of edits
NSABB recommended Science to publish Fouchier's paper, however without experimental details and mutation data
ESWI Meeting: Fouchier first shared his results with the world
New Scientist published an article based on this findings, however with wrong conclusions: ‘Five easy mutations to make bird flu a lethal pandemic’
Fouchier announced a 60-day voluntary research moratorium
ASM Biodefence Meeting: Fouchier clarified some misconceptions about his findings
NSABB reversed their decision after revision of Fouchier's paper
Indefinite extension of moratorium
Meeting convened by WHO: discussion of the issue in order to seek concensus
Publication of Kawaoka's similar research in Nature: 'Experimental adaptation of an influenza H5 HA confers respiratory droplet transmission to a reassortant H5 HA/H1N1 virus in ferrets'
Publication of Fouchier's paper in Science: 'Airborne transmission of influenza A/H5N1 virus between ferrets'
End of moratorium -> Research resumes on avian influenza
Fouchier applied for and was granted an export license by the Dutch government
Fouchier submitted his manuscript to Science: 'Aerosol transmission of avian influenza H5N1 virus'
US government alert: potential dual research of concern -> NSABB: review and recommendations
Meeting with Dutch government officials: address the export restriction
Dutch government considers using export regulations to prevent full publication
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