Exercise Mataika: White Paper on response to a smallpox bioterrorism release in the Pacific


A smallpox epidemic in the Pacific could spread globally and could be challenging to contain due to dispersed island geography, informal maritime travel and shortage of human resources. In this context, a smallpox simulation exercise was held in August 2018, with a focus on bringing together international stakeholders from a wide range of sectors including health, defence, law enforcement, emergency management and relevant non-government organizations.

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Content Author: 
Chandini Raina MacIntyre , David J Heslop, Devina Nand
Content Source: 
Global Biosecurity
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News