Europe Lacks Medical Countermeasures for Responding to a CBR Terrorist Attack

Mark Lawrence Johnson creates awareness concering lack of CBRN Medical Countermeasure preparedness.

Introduction: Over the last years, the threat that terrorists could resort to using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents in Europe has been credibly asserted by institutions such as the European Commission, Interpol, the United Nations and NATO. However, whilst the assumed level of probability that a WMD attack will actually happen remains low, the CBR medical countermeasures (MCMs) required to respond to such an incident are expensive to develop and involve a lengthy process till they can be ready for market.

Johnson, M. L. (2012). Europe lacks medical countermeasures for responding to a CBR terrorist attack. Medical Corps International Forum (MCI Forum), 4/2012.

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