n African Security Review - Assessing the role of transparency : biological weapons control and disease surveillance : commentary

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... COMMENTARY Introduction In a workshop of the Biological Weapons Prevention Project (BWPP) held at the South African Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town on 12 October 2004, a presentation was made by ILIAAD (International Lookout for Infectious Animal & Anthropo-zoonotic Disease) entitled 'Animal disease outbreaks as a metaphor for managing biological weapons attacks on human populations'. The presentation explored the crucial role of strict quarantine in the successful containment of the outbreak of an exotic type of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa in 2000, and argued that strict quarantine could be similarly ..

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