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Europe agrees plan for chemical terrorism alert system

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1416
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Member states of the European region of the World Health Organization have agreed to establish a coordinated alert system to facilitate rapid response to incidents involving the deliberate use of chemical agents by terrorists.

    Improved communication at national and international levels is central to responding effectively to acts and threats of chemical terrorism, agreed the European member states and other international organisations attending a recent meeting on the issue.

    The meeting was organised jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the International Programme on …

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