Strengthening National, Sub-Regional and International Capacities to Prepare for and Respond to Deliberate Use of Biological Weapons

The Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC ISU) organized a seminar on “Rapid International Response to Biological Incidents: Lessons for the BWC.” The seminar speakers discussed national, regional, and international rapid response mechanisms and capacities. The seminar also addressed interoperability and standardization and training for rapid response teams. This report summarizes the main seminar discussions.

CBRN incidents: clinical management and health protection

This guide to clinical management and health protection in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents has been written primarily for front line health care professionals in emergency departments, but may also be useful to health care professionals in other specialties, including primary care and public health, emergency planners, trainers, and emergency service personnel.