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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During clinical Ebola investigations in West Africa countries, the biomedical community raised concerns regarding the prospects of bioterrorism.
He stressed that the skilled IRGC VIP and Flight Guards have been trained to protect the country's officials from the danger of bioterrorism.
Also present was Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department Director Commissioner Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd who said the exercise focused on tightening and increasing the efficiency of cross-agency Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) in a bioterrorism emergency.
David Hargreaves, specialized officer of CBRNE Sub-directorate, said the exercise is designed to raise awareness on bioterrorism by focusing on biosecurity, bioterrorism prevention and the impact of the intentional smuggling of biological materials across borders.
The issue of bioterrorism was firstly announced following the martyrdom of Ali Dadman, the son of former Transport Minister Rahman Dadman.
Here are some examples of bioterrorism like the Botulism, smallpox virus, anthrax and Ebola virus hemorrhagic fever.
Key questions face congressional policymakers: How sufficiently do the efforts already underway address the threat of bioterrorism? Have the federal investments to date met the expectations of Congress or other stakeholders?
He was speaking to Gulf News on the sidelines of an Interpol training session on preventing bioterrorism, hosted by the ministry.
It is also difficult to dispute Clark's view that the money spent to address the bioterrorism problem has not all been wisely spent.
This book may be particularly helpful to persons who want to learn more about basic concepts regarding the methods of bioterrorism. For example, the second chapter provides an overview and description of biologic agents identified as candidates for use by terrorists, and the third chapter presents a synopsis of historical milestones in the use of bioweapons.
The survey is designed to simulate a scenario in which presence of a bioterrorism agent is suspected in a clinical laboratory and to exercise Laboratory Response Network (LRN) sentinel laboratory protocols * for "rule-out" or "referral" of potential bioterrorism agents.
The threat of bioterrorism has become a major issue for public health systems across the United States.

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