Medical Countermeasures Following Terrorism CBRNE Attack in Urban Environment

  • Ioannis Galatas
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

This chapter explores various aspects of medical counter-measures—mainly, hospital-based, following a terrorism chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack in urban environment. It points why the medical community does not seem to be ready to handle mass casualties following dispersal of weapons of mass destruction and attempts to provide certain guidelines that might help address the problem in the near future based on the international experience and the experience gained during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Keywords

urban environment chemical biological radiological nuclear CBRNE terrorism medical countermeasures planning weapons of mass destruction WMD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Galatas
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  1. 1.Department of Hospital CBRNE DefenseArmy General Hospital of AthensAthensGreece

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