interpol unleashes ‘black death’ bioterror exercise

interpol unleashes 'black death' bioterror exercisefrom the sop/daily dose of terror: Senior officials from law enforcement and international organizations are taking part in a two-day tabletop exercised hosted by INTERPOL simulating a global bioterrorism attack and its aftermath.

Participants in the ‘Black Death’ scenario are faced with a fictional plague attack involving 10 countries to assist them in identifying critical co-operation and co-ordination issues which would be necessary to respond to such an attack.

Bioterrorism is the perfect storm of opportunity and motivation and we would be mistaken in treating a worst-case scenario as a remote possibility,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble

Senior law enforcement officials from nine countries and representatives from the following international organizations the European Council, Europol, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the UN Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are taking part in the two-day event in Lyon, France…