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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America's citizens can be sure that their government agencies--local, state, and federal--are ready to respond to biological warfare and bioterrorism quickly and effectively throughout the country.
Comprehensively covers the field of bioterrorism, including related science, technology, medicine, politics, law, and history
Abbott cited the anthrax attack in the US in 2001 as an example of bioterrorism.
The Trust for America's Health recently ranked California as one of the four best-prepared states in a nationwide survey of state public health infrastructure and preparedness to respond to a bioterrorism attack.
Two years earlier, Howard had written about bioterrorism for the journal Perspectives in Health.
The new Bioterrorism Product family includes: Micromedex BioDex, an online system that provides access to information on identification, protection and treatment of bioterrorism agents; PDR Guide to Biological and Chemical Warfare Response which details, in print, symptoms caused by over 50 biological and chemical agents and recommended treatments; and, Bioterrorism and Public Health: An Internet Resource Guide, including listings and descriptions of relevant Web sites.
While emergency authorities recognize attacks with chemical agents such as sarin on the Tokyo subways immediately, bioterrorism attacks can be difficult to identify.
Because bioterrorism is a new threat to insurers, and especially since the source of the present anthrax attacks hasn't been discovered, the industry is cautious about the subject.
Special Alert" is the insignia of the new rapid distribution network by which peer review organizations (PROs) will help the CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services get information on bioterrorism to health care providers within 1-2 business days of issue, said Dr.
The UAE is not currently facing a bioterrorism threat, however preparedness is key to ensure the safety of the public, as we could easily be affected in case of such an attack elsewhere in the world," said Colonel Ali Salem Al Khayal, Head of Interpol Abu Dhabi, at the Interior ministry.
The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America, is not likely to welcome the commission's findings.
Bioterrorism has been written up in the news as a threat but too few coverages have provided any real in-depth facts: that's why any military library or collection strong in popular issues needs AGENTS OF BIOTERRORISM: PATHOGENS & THEIR WEAPONIZATION.

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