Bmj Usa: Editor's Choice

Preparing for disaster

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E67

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

I am writing this column two days after the United States and Great Britain commenced military action against terrorist and Taliban targets in Afghanistan. The media and the public are turning their attention from the disasters of September 11 to the possibility of new disasters, especially attacks with biological and chemical agents. In recent days, public health officials and the FBI have launched an investigation into the anthrax contamination of the Boca …

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