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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The hazards caused by microbial agents were classified as natural outbreaks, accidental release, bio-crime, bio-terrorism and bio-warfare as well as related challenges and opportunities.
It also warns terrorists could easily find the material they need for bio-terrorism in India and use the country as a base for launching an international campaign involving the spread of fatal diseases.
If people exposed to SARS--which has a relatively low mortality rate--and those under home quarantine skip out of the country, what would likely happen with people exposed to a disease with a very high mortality rate (greater than 60 percent for some bio-terrorism agents)?
The secretary of homeland security has been given joint authority with the secretary of health and human services to set priorities for bio-terrorism, he said.
The think-tank recently warned: "It is clear there is a need for preparation for dealing with people who have been exposed to or infected with bio-terrorism agents.
Defeating terrorism and the threat of bio-terrorism calls for the world to stand together.
7 billion bio-terrorism bill (the last became embroiled in a Senate debate over funding), which will provide about $100 million for new food-safety initiatives.
In previous years, we were more naive and didn't realise that people did actually want to use bio-terrorism.
Microbiologist Sonia Nichols serve as senior medical writer for Bio-Terrorism.
The government currently has no established guidelines on how to deal with bio-terrorism.
The plans for a co-ordinated national response to infectious disease problems had been given added urgency by the threat of bio-terrorism attacks like the anthrax incidents in the United States last year, the seminar heard.
A recent regional exercise served as a national test bed for bio-terrorism response for states and counties.