Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease / Edition 1

Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease / Edition 1

by Malcolm R. Dando
     
 

There is increasing concern over the possible use of biological weapon s. If they are used, an attack will manifest as a disease outbreak amo ng humans, animals or plants. It is thus important to be able to disti nguish between natural disease outbreaks and the result of such an att ack. The bok discusses the scientific and technical means available to investigate

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Overview

There is increasing concern over the possible use of biological weapon s. If they are used, an attack will manifest as a disease outbreak amo ng humans, animals or plants. It is thus important to be able to disti nguish between natural disease outbreaks and the result of such an att ack. The bok discusses the scientific and technical means available to investigate this question and then goes on to consider the agents of concern. The book concludes with a look forward to future developments .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792369905
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Series:
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (closed), #35
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Important of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease1
Outbreaks of Disease21
The Agents of Concern31
Natural Outbreaks of Disease: Communicable Disease Surveillance in the Czech Republic35
Distinguishing Between Natural Disease Outbreaks and Deliberate Attacks on Humans Using Biological Weapons41
Characteristics of Natural Outbreaks of Crop Diseases49
Distinguishing Natural and Unnatural Outbreaks of Animal Disease63
Detecting Anthrax: What We Learned from the 1979 Sverdlovsk Outbreak75
Scientific Techniques to Distinguish Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease87
Natural and Other Biological Risks from a Medical Service Perspective93
The Who Role in Surveillance and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases101
Reporting of Outbreaks of Disease Under BTWC Confidence-Building Measures111
Possible Participation of the State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" in a National and Global Network for Distinguishing Outbreaks143
Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease: An Overview of the ARW and a 2000 Postscript151
Index169

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