Bioterrorist


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Bioterrorist

A non-state person or group that uses germs and other living beings to kill, injure, or incapacitate an enemy. States that use biological weapons secretly may also be considered bioterrorists. There are numerous examples of bioterrorism dating back thousands of years. See also: Biowarfare.
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After a bioterrorist incident has ended, the NACCT (2003) recommends to "prioritize returning children to normal routines with appropriate supports as soon as possible to promote family and community resilience" (p.
Unlike the effects of chemical substances such as sarin, there are incubation periods before the appearance of symptoms caused by infection with pathogenic microorganisms that can be used for bioterrorism, and doctors may treat patients without awareness of infection with such pathogenic microorganisms if there has been no news of a bioterrorist attack.
With global investment in surveillance and response mechanisms, such as the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, governments are starting to plan for potential bioterrorist outbreaks.
However, gaps remain in state and local disease surveillance systems, which are essential to public health efforts to respond to disease outbreaks or bioterrorist attacks.
These dollars are appropriated to improve the public health infrastructure to ensure the capacity to respond to bioterrorist events for all hazards.
It also allows the FBI to designate a lead agency to handle communications, such as HHS, in the event of a bioterrorist incident, or the Environmental Protection Agency, in the event of a radiological one.
But a potential bioterrorist attack blurs the lines of authority and would require government agencies--in particular, the Department of Health and Human Services--pharmaceutical companies and health-care businesses to play a new national security role.
A new $260,000 annual federal Homeland Security grant, while not huge, nonetheless will help the county beef up its response to potential bioterrorist episodes, Dr.
The broadcast aims to prepare people to respond to all bioterrorist situations by devising and using regional plans.
This chilling and frighteningly realistic film examines what would happen if a bioterrorist carrying one of the world's most lethal viruses attacked a busy city.
Using a simple chart, the guide summarizes the symptoms of potential bioterrorist diseases like foot and mouth that are harmless to humans but might devastate livestock populations.
The launch followed a survey by HCPro which found that "most health care professionals feel that their facilities are not properly prepared to handle a bioterrorist or other terrorist attack resulting in mass casualties.