India wakes up to threat of bioterrorism

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:714
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    Experts in bioterrorism last week recommended that India expand its disease surveillance network and its ability to monitor bioterrorism. They want to ensure that bioterrorist attacks are not passed over as natural disease outbreaks or outbreaks of unknown origin, or classified as an emerging infectious disease.

    There is no proof that biological warfare attacks have been carried out against India, but all the factors are very much in place, Colonel Anantasubramanian Nagendra, head of microbiology at the armed forces medical college in Pune, told a conference on pathogens of biological warfare at the National Institute …

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