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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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In the case of biological terrorism, the criminal and the epidemiological investigations could--and likely should--complement one another.
Philanthropists and private organizations also have the capacity to fund and organize such efforts and could play a significant role, especially if governments remain unable or unwilling to take action, The same policies that help us prepare for biological terrorism can also help us detect and respond to a natur al-disease outbreak that spreads rapidly around the world.
1) Alternatively, biological terrorism "will not have an immediate impact because of the delay between exposure and onset of illness.
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.
a biodefense company specializing in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against chemical and biological terrorism, announced today the Department of Health and Human Services has published an award notice, dated September 21, 2007, in the amount of $13,920,347, listing PharmAthene as the contractor, relating to the development of therapeutic agents for selected bacterial diseases.
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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