Thursday, 15 November 2018

One in 10 countries have inadequate protection against a 'catastrophic' biological event

One in 10 countries have inadequate protection against a 'catastrophic' biological event Fewer than one-in-10 countries have met global standards for securing killer germs, increasing risks of an accidental disease outbreak or bioterrorism, a campaign group has warned.

Just 19 countries completing a United Nations safety check have built or shown strong biosecurity safeguards. No countries meet the highest standard for biosecurity.

The lack of robust controls increases the chances of a “catastrophic” biological event, according to NTI, a campaign group tracking nuclear, biological and chemical threats. The Daily Telegraph

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