Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People / Edition 1

Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approach to Strengthening Systems and Protecting People / Edition 1

by Barry S. Levy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195158342

ISBN-13: 9780195158342

Pub. Date: 11/14/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book, written by 36 experts on a wide variety of public health aspects of terrorism provides a comprehensive review of lessons learned from September 11 and the dissemination of anthrax and their aftermaths. It reviews potential terrorist weapons and approaches to reducing threats from these weapons. In addition, it describes ways of improving the public health…  See more details below

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This book, written by 36 experts on a wide variety of public health aspects of terrorism provides a comprehensive review of lessons learned from September 11 and the dissemination of anthrax and their aftermaths. It reviews potential terrorist weapons and approaches to reducing threats from these weapons. In addition, it describes ways of improving the public health system, protecting civil liberties, and exploring the roots of terrorism. Well-written well-organized, and up-to-date, this book is essential reading for health professionals students in the health professions, and anyone concerned with terrorism and its health consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195158342
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/14/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Frequently Used Abbreviations
Pt. IThe Public Health Response to September 11 and Its Aftermath
1Challenges That Terrorism Poses to Public Health3
2The Public Health Response to the World Trade Center Disaster19
3Addressing Mental Health Needs49
4Addressing Environmental Health Issues69
5Protecting the Health and Safety of Rescue and Recovery Workers80
6The Public Health Response to the Anthrax Epidemic101
7Educating, Informing, and Mobilizing the Public118
8Responding to the Public Health Crisis in Afghanistan136
Pt. IITerrorist Weapons
9Small Arms, Explosives, and Incendiaries155
10Biological Weapons175
11Chemical Weapons199
12Nuclear, Radiological, and Related Weapons220
Pt. IIIChallenges and Opportunities
13Strengthening the Public Health System245
14Improving Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Laboratory Capabilities270
15Improving Vaccines, Antimicrobials, and Antitoxins through Research286
16Protecting Food, Water, and Ambient Air305
17Protecting Civil Liberties322
18Exploring the Roots of Terrorism335
19Promoting International Law351
App.: Organizations and Resources361
Index367

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