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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And even if bioterrorists or a hostile government contrived to unleash smallpox, the disease is generally not contagious until the telltale pustules appear and the victim is generally hospitalized, a factor that severely limits its potential to create a large-scale epidemic.
Osterholm is also the author of the recent bestseller, Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe.
Capacity To Detect a Bioterrorist Attack and To Diagnose an Unusual Disease
Includes detailed coverage of such topics as: Biotechnology and Bioterrorism, Bioterrorist Attack--Stages & Aftermath, Detection of Agents, and Psychological & Social Sequelae