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Plague in India

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6965.1369 (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1369
  1. S C Arya
  1. Centre for Logistical Research and Innovation, M-122 Greater Kallash-II, New Delhi 110 048, India

    EDITOR, - D T Dennis's editorial on lessons to be learnt from the outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague in Maharashtra and Gujurat, India, points towards maintenance of the public health infrastructure to detect, monitor, and combat different agents of disease.1 That would not be feasible without sound laboratory support in developing countries where government expenditure on drugs is less than five cents per person and health posts run out of their annual supplies of drugs during the early part of the fiscal year.2 …

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