WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP

WHO says patents are obstructing moves to fight Sars-like virus

WHO says dispute over ownership of virus sample could put lives at risk in quest for profits

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attends a meeting on the Sars-like virus coronavirus in Geneva. Photo: AFP
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