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Case Study – Serbia

  • Goran Belojevic
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Abstract

Recent turbulent historic events in the territory of Serbia have been an enormous challenge for the Serbian Government and disaster responders in coping with war destruction, the problem of hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons and usual natural disasters. Furthermore, the geographic position on the crossroads between East and West and North and South and the relatively unstable political situation and disputed status of the Kosovo territory actualizes the possibility of terrorism, including bioterrorism, as a method of fulfilling political aims. Serbia’s public health system is largely based on the ­principles from the former Yugoslavia, but it needs further improvement to ­successfully cope with a bioterrorism threat. At the moment there is a gap between a non-favourable political and security position of Serbia and its public health ­preparedness for bioterrorism.

Keywords

Civil Protection Public Health Institute Scarlet Fever Regional Headquarters Streptococcal Tonsillitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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