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According to Dialogo, the guidelines were published in recent weeks in the Official Journal of the Union. The guidelines, which will take effect in March 2014, provide a blueprint for how security services should guard against biological attacks. The guidelines also provide a plan for how security forces, including the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, should respond to a biological attack.
The World Cup is scheduled to take place in Brazil between June 12 and July 31 2014.
The guidelines provide plans for how security forces should respond to attacks in various locations, such as a soccer stadium packed with fans, an airport, or a seaport. According to published reports the guidelines were developed by the Army Institute of Biology, in cooperation with the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation and the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro. They have been in development since 1996.
The guidelines call for training for security forces regarding how to respond to biological attacks. The guidelines also call for Brazilian government agencies to cooperate with each other, and for international cooperation.
The Armed Forces will play an increasingly important role in providing security during the World Cup competition. For example, the Armed Forces will join the Federal Police in providing security on public roads during the event.