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Outbreaks of Disease: Current European Reporting

  • Philip Van Dalen
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASDT, volume 36)

Abstract

Biological warfare is the deliberate use of disease as a weapon of war to attack humans, animals or plants; this is totally prohibited by the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. If a biological weapon is successfully used, its manifestation will be an outbreak of disease. It follows that outbreaks of disease can raise concerns about whether an outbreak has resulted from an event which is in violation of the Convention, such as the use of biological agents as weapons, or an accidental release of a biological agent during conduct of activity prohibited under the Convention.

Keywords

Surveillance System Antimicrobial Resistance Communicable Disease Epidemiological Surveillance Biological Weapon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Van Dalen
    • 1
  1. 1.TNO Prevention and HealthDivision of Immunological and Infectious DiseasesCE LeidenThe Netherlands

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