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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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When another biological terrorism event occurs, microbial forensics will play a much more important role than it has in the past.
CDC, in collaboration with local, state, and territorial health departments, is enhancing existing disease surveillance systems for specific diseases that are normally rare in the United States but thought to have a high potential for public health impact if used as biological terrorism agents [5,6].
5) Clearly, soldiers, and more particularly, the Chemical Corps, will be involved in civilian responses to domestic biological terrorism.
With regard to biological terrorism, the guide discusses how to recognize suspicious packages and what to do if a bio-threat is received by phone.
Chemical or biological terrorism is the use of pathogenic microbes or toxins derived from plants, animals, microbes, or chemical agents to achieve terror.
US Department of Defence adviser Richard Falkenrath says the world faces a growing threat from major biological terrorism, and adds: "It should be taken very seriously at government level.
Applied Biosystems' products also serve the needs of some markets outside of life science research, which we refer to as "applied markets," such as the fields of: human identity testing (forensic and paternity testing); biosecurity, which refers to products needed in response to the threat of biological terrorism and other malicious, accidental, and natural biological dangers; and quality and safety testing, for example in food and the environment.
NEHA's Chemical and Biological Terrorism Preparedness Manual is intended to assist environmental health and health care professionals, as well as other first responders, in preparing and responding to acts of chemical and biological terrorism.
With that in mind, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has drafted a report providing coroners and medical examiners with information required to build their capacity for biological terrorism preparedness for the benefit of public health.
The IRP identified, prioritized and developed solutions to the most pressing response issues associated with domestic chemical and biological terrorism.
This convenient morning-after pill is an agent of biological terrorism being used on innocents, now dispensed by the profit maker instead of the doctor.
A series of anthrax cases have been reported in the United States, fueling a biological terrorism scare.

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