Epidemic field investigation as applied to allegations of chemical, biological, or toxin warfare.

Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

PubMedID: 24669408

Barss P. Epidemic field investigation as applied to allegations of chemical, biological, or toxin warfare. Politics Life Sci. 1992;11(1):5-22.
It is proposed that the established epidemiologic framework normally used for investigation of civilian epidemics can usefully be adapted to provide a more structured approach to future investigations of allegations of chemical, biological, or toxin warfare. Using this framework, investigations of such allegations during the past decade are reviewed. These investigations took place during the yellow rain affair in Laos and Kampuchea, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Iraq-Kurd war. Further allegations are likely and will require investigation.