Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Containing and Preventing Biological Threats / Edition 1by Jeffrey Ryan, Jan Glarum
Pub. Date: 03/07/2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism is the first book to take a holistic approach to biosecurity with coverage of pathogens, prevention and response methodology. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the… See more details below
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism is the first book to take a holistic approach to biosecurity with coverage of pathogens, prevention and response methodology. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks.
The authors bring an extraordinary combination of experience in academia and the clinical world, as well as real-world experience in technical and practical matters, to their writing. They make technical material clear and fascinating for readers with a basic knowledge of biology. Ryan and Glarum address the hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can take to prepare for and respond to such events.
* How are these agents used in biowarfare?
* How likely are we to face either a natural outbreak or intentional human/animal infection?
* How can we prepare for this effectively?
Table of ContentsPart I: Biosecurity, Biodefense and the Reason for them
Chapter 1 Seeds of Destruction
Chapter 2 Biological Threats and Recognition
Part II: Defining the Threat
Chapter 3 Category A Diseases and Agents
Chapter 4 Category B Diseases and Agents
Chapter 5 Newly Emerging Diseases and their Challenges
Chapter 6 Recognition, Avoidance, Isolation and Notification
Chapter 7 Case Studies
Part III: The Threat to Agriculture
Chapter 8 Biological Threat to Agriculture
Chapter 9 Recent Animal Disease Outbreaks & Lessons Learned
Part IV: Initiatives, Issues, Assets and Programs
Chapter 10 Legal Aspects of Biosecurity
Chapter 11 At the Local and State Level
Chapter 12 Federal Programs and Assets
Chapter 13 Consequence Management and a Model Program
Chapter 14 Future Directions for Biosecurity
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