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, Victor W. Sidel
     
 

Researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines offer public health professionals and their agencies and organizations current, science-based information on a number of public health issues as they relate to terrorism, and a systematic approach to dealing with them. They look at the public health response to September 11 and its aftermath, terrorist… See more details below

Overview

Researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines offer public health professionals and their agencies and organizations current, science-based information on a number of public health issues as they relate to terrorism, and a systematic approach to dealing with them. They look at the public health response to September 11 and its aftermath, terrorist weapons and their use, and challenges and opportunities terrorism provides for public health. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325256
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/16/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(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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