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Law needed to deal with bioterrorism risks

The nation lacks legislation to prevent an individual or organization from possessing deadly pathogens, including viruses. This leaves Japan extremely vulnerable. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry has started revising the Infectious Disease Law under the aim of preventing a biological terrorist attack in this country. Storage and management of pathogens has been left to the discretion of scientists and research institutions. But now the ministry wants to place tighter legal controls on pathogens, although it has been tardy in taking this action. Full Story

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