Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy / Edition 1

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Overview

Meeting the acute need for a book determining the crucial elements of bioterrorism preparedness, this is a global perspective of the history and current concepts for bioterrorism, integrating the legal, medical, scientific and public health strategies.
It furthermore discusses the role of WHO and international health regulations for bioterrorism preparedness.
For microbiologists, epidemiologists, biotechnologists, public health agencies, and pharmaceutists.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an important, thought-provoking book and, for its clarity, criticality and accessibility to the non-technical as well as the scientifically literate ... I commend it as a necessary item on the bookshelf of all health-aware practitioners." (Critical Public Health, June 2008)

"…informative and well-written…a suitable book for a variety of professionals…also useful for graduate students…worth having..." (Microbe Magazine, March 2007)

"…this is a well written, eye opening text that should be read by anyone who could potentially be involved in a terrorist attack." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, January 2007)

"Overall, the book represents an introduction to a possible study of a large and difficult subject—bioterrorism and also an attempt to discuss the complex legal preparedness." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal)

"This hardbound book should prove a worthwhile starting point for anyone concerned with bioterrorism preparedness." (Biotechnology Advances)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527312351
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Misri Khardori born in Kashmir, India, in 1949, gained her MD in Microbiology and Immunology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, in 1977. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, becoming a fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Texas, and then Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in 1986. She has been Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine since 1995, where she also holds several posts as Medical Director. Professor Khardori works in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Heart Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Nancy Khardori is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and is a member of numerous societies, including the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society for Internal Medicine, American Medical Association, New York Academy of Sciences and the International Society for Infectious Diseases. She is a reviewer for six journals and consults on new drug development for two companies. Her research currently focuses on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, infections in immunocompromised patients, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases.
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Table of Contents

1. Potential Agents of Bioterrorism: Historical Perspective and an Overview (N. Khardori).

2. Bioterrorism Preparedness: Historical Perspective and an Overview (N. Khardori).

3. Care of Children in the Event of Bioterrorism (S. Chaudhary).

4. Smallpox: Virology, Clinical Presentations and Prevention (J. Goodrich).

5. Anthrax: Bacteriology, Clinical Presentations and Management (N. Khardori).

6. Plague: Endemic, Epidemic and Bioterrorism (J. Koirala).

7. Botulism: Toxicology, Clinical Presentations and Management (J. Koirala).

8. Tularemia: Natural Disease versus Act of Terrorism (J. Koirala).

9. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Differentiation of Natural Disease from Act of Bioterrorism (J. Goodrich).

10. Policy Priorities: Smallpox, Stockpiles and Syndromic Surveillance (R. Silverman).

11. Legal Preparedness: The Modernization of State, National and International Public Health Law (R. Silverman).

Index.

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