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European Union tries to control disease

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 22 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1039
  1. R Watson

    The recent outbreaks of plague in India and diphtheria in eastern Europe and the spread of diseases such as hepatitis have convinced the European Commission that it should extend its existing programme to combat AIDS to cover other communicable diseases. The commission is proposing to spend 50m European currency units over the next five years, encouraging governments in the European Union to implement a comprehensive vaccination programme and improve early detection and screening.

    With 105 000 cases of AIDS reported in the 12 member states last March and possibly …

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