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UK must improve its defences against biological weapons

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:136
  1. Mark Silvert
  1. BMJ

    The United Kingdom must improve its defences against biological weapons, says a new Royal Society report on controlling the threat from biological weapons. The report was released last week as the Biological Weapons Convention reconvened in Geneva.

    To prepare for the consequences of a biological weapons attack on Britain, plans need to be worked out now, the report says. In the past only naturally occurring micro-organisms and toxins, such as anthrax, Ebola virus, and botulinum, have been considered …

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