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BMA says world is ill prepared for bioterrorism

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.794/d (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:794
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The world is still not well enough prepared to cope with a bioterrorist attack, despite the efforts of some nations to plan for such an event, according to the UK representatives at the World Medical Association's annual meeting in Washington, DC, last week.

    David Carter, former chief medical officer for Scotland and one of the BMA's delegates to the assembly, warned that the world was ill prepared for a bioterrorist attack and that the public health capacity in all countries must be strengthened and fully maintained.

    “It is clear that public health has a vital role to play in planning. We must ensure that every one of our countries has an effective and well resourced public health …

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