Bioterrorism: Risk and Response

Since the September 11 attacks, Europe and the United States have given enormous attention to possible terrorist use of chemical and biological weapons.

The World Today Updated 26 October 2020 Published 1 November 2001 5 minute READ

Michael Moodie

Former Associate Fellow, International Security Programme

The September 11 attacks have reflected a widespread concern that the next terrorist attack will exploit these heinous capabilities in another ‘spectacular’ to produce further mass casualties. The spate of anthrax cases and scares, especially in America, have only heightened anxiety about how ready health services are to deal with such assaults.

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