Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Containing and Preventing Biological Threats / Edition 1

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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?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is very timely and applicable, addressing the range and variety of threats and scenarios. The truth is that we don’t know exactly what the future will bring in terms of threats, so we need the comprehensive and flexible understanding that is presented within these pages."—Corrie Brown, DVM, U Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine
"Ryan and Glarum have produced a reference document appropriate for the libraries of emergency planners and managers, public health leadership, as well as state and local elected officials... Used pedagogically, the book is suitable for graduate-level students in public health, emergency management, public administration , and journalism... The authors bring a balanced mix of scholarship and response experience to the creation of this text."—Bret Atkins, "Review of Biosecurity & Bioterrorism: Containing and Preventing Biological Threats" Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management vol.5, 1. 2008.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750684897
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/7/2008
  • Series: Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,010,373
  • Product dimensions: 7.49 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Ryan is a retired US Army officer and currently a Professor at Jacksonville State University’s Department of Emergency Management within the Institute of Emergency Preparedness. The program provide instruction on various aspects of emergency preparedness with a focus on terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, medical aspects of emergency management, public health preparedness, biodefense, and biosecurity. His research interests are biothreat pathogen detection, agro-terrorism and the role of military forces in disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

Since 2003, Professor Ryan has also served as Managing Director of Quetzal Consulting, Inc. a private firm specializing in a wide array of consultative services related to biothreat pathogen detection, tropical diseases research, course development, diagnostics development, marketing and product management. Services are provided to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, defense contractors (SAIC, GeoCenters and EAI) and biotechnology and diagnostics companies, among others.

Mr. Glarum has 28 years of varied experience in the fields of response, planning, assessment and training. For the last 10 years he has worked extensively in the field provide consultation and instructional services on emergency response, hazard analysis, risk management, plan development, and counter-terrorism for a variety of civilian and military clients including public safety agencies, local, county, state and federal entities.
In 2004 published Homeland Security Field Guide, a pocket reference for counter-terrorism and disaster planning and response.

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Table of Contents

Part 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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