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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It also warns terrorists could easily find the material they need for bio-terrorism in India and use the country as a base for launching an international campaign involving the spread of fatal diseases.
Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bio-terrorism detection devices.
If people exposed to SARS--which has a relatively low mortality rate--and those under home quarantine skip out of the country, what would likely happen with people exposed to a disease with a very high mortality rate (greater than 60 percent for some bio-terrorism agents)?
The secretary of homeland security has been given joint authority with the secretary of health and human services to set priorities for bio-terrorism, he said.
7 billion bio-terrorism bill (the last became embroiled in a Senate debate over funding), which will provide about $100 million for new food-safety initiatives.
In previous years, we were more naive and didn't realise that people did actually want to use bio-terrorism.
Microbiologist Sonia Nichols serve as senior medical writer for Bio-Terrorism.
Around 35 people complained of nausea, headaches and dry throats after the incident in Temple Hills, Maryland, a suburb of the US capital, prompting a full-scale bio-terrorism alert.
The government currently has no established guidelines on how to deal with bio-terrorism.
Local agency coordination is very important in a bio-terrorism response, and with that, we are the better for it, should anything happen in the future," he said.
My meetings with scientists around the world have given me great faith that we will find ways to deter and to eliminate both the global threats of bio-terrorism and of incurable diseases," he notes.
THE US Government is to buy enough smallpox vaccine to treat the country's entire population as fears grow of new bio-terrorism attacks.