This article discusses microbial forensics as a tool for use in the investigation of biological terrorism
. There may be a plethora of uses for microbial forensics in the future; but for now, it fills a niche in biological attack incidents that no other technique is capable of filling.
"One of the most important missions we have as a nation is to be prepared for the threat of biological terrorism
," the White House says.
In measures against biological terrorism
, the government intends to develop new detective methods adaptable to all kinds of disease agents.
But the main reason for the fear of new attacks is all the attention focused on biological terrorism
in the wake of the anthrax scare.
Most recently, in light of the widespread concerns about anthrax and other means of biological terrorism
, the review article on the laboratory's role in responding to terrorism (Jortani SA, Snyder JW, Valdes R Jr.
We have no idea what could happen next, but chemical and biological terrorism
loom large on people's minds.
However, of more recent importance is the ability of the workstation to be able to support future research in addressing the national imperative to reduce our vulnerability to biological terrorism
. The Cell Robotics Imaging Workstation is able to remotely examine and isolate a single bacterium, including pathogenic agents such as anthrax, smallpox, or botulism.
11s and fear of new things such as biological terrorism
which are so strange and so horrendous that they have previously been contemplated chiefly in the minds of those who write fiction.
* If you were discussing chemical and biological terrorism
with a friend, which key points would you make?
In response to threats of biological terrorism
such as the anthrax recently mailed to members of Congress and several news organizations, a regional health education center will hold four seminars for health care providers and emergency response workers in Lane, Josephine and Jackson counties.
Meanwhile, the President of the European Parliament Nicole Fontaine appeals for governments to look beyond merely political statements and to agree swiftly on "joint, concrete measures" to strengthen civil defence and the medical sector against the threat of biological terrorism
. A French spokesman says the meeting, which was called on the initiative of France, is intended to review "the means of additional participation" in the anti-terrorist campaign.
UNITED STATES: The first case of the inhaled form of anthrax in the US for 25 years has raised the fear of biological terrorism
in Florida, .