Monday, 3 November 2008

Cleaning up anthrax

The tragic death of a drum maker from anthrax, reported on today's news, raises the issue of who is qualified to decontaminate the site.

Probably in this case someone from the Porton Down laboratories will be given the job. In the event of a major outbreak of anthrax or an equivalently nasty disease then the public authorities would be very stretched. There are a few private experts and if you had need of one then Jeff Charlton at is among the best. No I am not on a retainer, but this kind of capability deserves wider recognition.

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