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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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The ongoing research efforts will pave way to the POC detection of BoNT, which will cater to the needs of emergency in case of bioterror attacks.
With some exceptions such as smallpox and pneumonic plague, which are contagious diseases, most biological agents that could be used as bioterror weapons are not spread from person to person.
In thinking about the potential for such a bioterror attack, several important questions serve to frame the discussion.
Bioterror response plan set up at San Francisco International Airport.
The Product Focus for July 2008 is Phlebotomy supplies, including educational tools; the deadline is May 5, 2008--and for August 2008, the Product Focus is Biohazard and bioterror and automation; the deadline is June 5.
Rivers draws upon his years of his experience as a military flight surgeon and a civilian emergency physician to add realism and plausibility to background details in a fictional story exploring the horrific possibilities of an advanced bioterror weapon developing in the hands of Islamic terrorists and its use against an American city.
A highly toxic protein derived from the widely available castor bean plant, ricin ranks high on the world's list of feared and deadly bioterror agents.
The Biology and Control of Insects and Rodents Workshop Series, now available from NEHA-CERT, includes courses on insect and rodent biology; effective physical and chemical insect and rodent control methods, including integrated pest and sanitation management; and insect and rodentborne diseases, including possible bioterror agents.
Mention homeland security and bioterror, and everyone immediately thinks of the need to train first responders, such as firefighters.
Government: In its lame-duck session, the US Congress signed a bill forming a new agency, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), to offer financial support for companies that are developing vaccines and drugs to counteract potential bioterror threats and pandemics.
SciTech21-20 December 2006-SRI International Awarded $9.5 Million to Develop Medical Treatments for Chemical Bioterror Threats(C)2006 JeraOne - http://www.jeraone.com
7 speech, Thompson reiterated his own efforts to prepare the country against bioterror attacks and strengthen its reserve.

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