Bioterrorist


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Bioterrorist

A non-state person or group that uses germs and other living beings to kill, injure, or incapacitate an enemy. States that use biological weapons secretly may also be considered bioterrorists. There are numerous examples of bioterrorism dating back thousands of years. See also: Biowarfare.
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Deterrence through attribution requires the capability to detect and attribute bioterrorist activity coupled with credibility to deny or punish adversaries' efforts.
He said the definition as proposed in Bioshield II would encompass drugs already on the market, medications indicated for new uses or provided in new dosage forms and drugs only tangentially useful in a bioterrorist attack.
This mass sociogenic illness also was seen in Manila, Philippines, on October 3, 2001, when 1,000 students went to health clinics because they mistook cold symptoms for bioterrorism symptoms after a rumor of a bioterrorist incident (Wessely et al.
Due to the escalating fear of bioterrorist attacks in recent years, the Ministry of Welfare and Labor in Japan has prepared guidelines for dealing with a bioterrorist attack and has instructed local government bodies to make adequate preparations for dealing with bioterrorism.
The goal of the program is to build a network of people, organizations, resources, and information that can best identify, contain, and control bioterrorist attacks, emergent infectious diseases such as SARS, natural disasters that might threaten public health, or other public health emergencies.
Now that threats of terrorist attacks have become a reality of everyday life, the ability of interior plants to protect against bioterrorist threats should not be ignored.
However, gaps remain in state and local disease surveillance systems, which are essential to public health efforts to respond to disease outbreaks or bioterrorist attacks.
Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) has created a free infectious diseases workshop that teaches how to prevent infections in all areas of life and includes what to do in the event of a bioterrorist strike.
Are personal digital assistants an effective way to get breaking information on a bioterrorist attack to physicians and other frontline clinicians?
To begin preparing the nation for a smallpox bioterrorist attack, President George W.
Its Center for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections is the only such center specifically funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prepare first responders to handle a bioterrorist attack.