EU countries disagree over bioterrorism strategyBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.736/b (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:736
- Ben Duncan
European Union governments are unable to agree a Europe-wide strategy for responding to the threat of bioterrorism.
Some countries are following the US example and stockpiling enough smallpox vaccine to inoculate their entire population. Other countries refuse to contemplate anything more than a targeted vaccination programme. No country currently plans to purchase “second generation” smallpox vaccine.
European vaccine stocks are still based on vaccines dating …