Bioterrorism

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Bioterrorism

The use by a non-state group, or the secret use by a nation state, of germs and other living beings to kill, injure or incapacitate one's enemy. There are numerous examples of bioterrorism dating back thousands of years. See also: Biowarfare.
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Then last year, Logical Images introduced a module on bioterror agents, which was added to the software package and distributed to licensed users, including the University of Iowa (at no additional cost).
These subtleties of a simple epidemic model are even less reliable when using the blood screening to detect a bioterror attack with agents that cause diseases of very short incubation period.
Bill Nauschuetz' bioterror article, I was reminded of Hoffer.
I believe our Hemopurifier[R] is the most advanced broad-spectrum treatment strategy to protect military and civilian populations from viruses considered bioterror and pandemic threats.
Conversely, many lives would be lost if a bioterror attack is epidemic and a hospital is beyond capacity," explained Dr.
Krieg, and includes funds to support the testing of Coley's compounds against bioterror agents in mouse, sheep, pig, and primate animal models that have been developed by collaborating investigators at the University of New Mexico, the University of Michigan, University of California-Davis, University of Saskatoon, and Great Britain's Ministry of Defense laboratories at Porton Down.
The health and economic consequences of an extensive bioterror attack could be severe (1-5); thus, early detection of an otherwise silent bioterror attack is of obvious importance (6).
For example, it can take point-of-sale data from drugstores to allow public-health officials to notice any unusual sales trends that might be indicative of a bioterror attack.
Bonta, who directed the Long Beach Health Department from 1988-99, also cited the high cost of responding to possible bioterror attacks.
Government programs that support the development and purchase of treatment countermeasures against bioterror threats.

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