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close this bookPublic Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons - WHO Guidance (WHO; 2004; 357 pages) [ES] [RU] View the PDF document
View the documentForeword
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentExecutive summary
View the documentAbbreviations and acronyms
View the documentContributors
open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
open this folder and view contents2. ASSESSING THE THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH
open this folder and view contents3. BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL AGENTS
open this folder and view contents4. PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
open this folder and view contents5. LEGAL ASPECTS
open this folder and view contents6. INTERNATIONAL SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE
View the documentANNEX 1: Chemical agents
View the documentANNEX 2: Toxins
View the documentANNEX 3: Biological agents
View the documentANNEX 4: Principles of protection
View the documentANNEX 5: Precautions against the sabotage of drinking-water, food, and other products
View the documentANNEX 6: Information resources
View the documentANNEX 7: Affiliation of who member states to the international treaties on biological and chemical weapons

Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons - WHO Guidance

World Health Organization

Second edition of

Health aspects of chemical and biological weapons: report of a WHO Group of Consultants,

Geneva, World Health Organization, 1970

World Health Organization
Geneva, 2004

WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

World Health Organization.

Public health response to biological and chemical weapons: WHO guidance - 2nd ed.

1. Chemical warfare agents 2. Biological warfare 3. Bioterrorism 4. Environmental monitoring 5. Environmental pollution 6. Disease outbreaks 7. Disaster planning 8. Risk assessment 9. Risk management 10. Guidelines I. Title.

ISBN 92 4 154615 8

(LC/NLM Classification: QV 663)

First edition, 1970
Second edition, 2004

© World Health Organization, 1970, 2004

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