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

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Overview

There is increasing concern over the possible use of biological weapons. If they are used, an attack will manifest as a disease outbreak among humans, animals or plants. It is thus important to be able to distinguish between natural disease outbreaks and the result of such an attack. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792369905
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/2001
  • Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1 (closed) , #35
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Important of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease 1
Outbreaks of Disease 21
The Agents of Concern 31
Natural Outbreaks of Disease: Communicable Disease Surveillance in the Czech Republic 35
Distinguishing Between Natural Disease Outbreaks and Deliberate Attacks on Humans Using Biological Weapons 41
Characteristics of Natural Outbreaks of Crop Diseases 49
Distinguishing Natural and Unnatural Outbreaks of Animal Disease 63
Detecting Anthrax: What We Learned from the 1979 Sverdlovsk Outbreak 75
Scientific Techniques to Distinguish Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease 87
Natural and Other Biological Risks from a Medical Service Perspective 93
The Who Role in Surveillance and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases 101
Reporting of Outbreaks of Disease Under BTWC Confidence-Building Measures 111
Possible Participation of the State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" in a National and Global Network for Distinguishing Outbreaks 143
Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease: An Overview of the ARW and a 2000 Postscript 151
Index 169
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