Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense / Edition 2

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Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense / Edition 2

The second edition of the Encyclopedia of BioterrorismDefense provides complete coverage of bioterrorism anddefense against it, spanning scientific, technological, clinical,legal, historical, and political aspects. The topics cover the mostrecent developments and thinking on biodefense, biosecurity,terrorism, science, and policy. In addition, the Encyclopedia ofBioterrorism Defense provides an up-to-date overview of U.S.federal biodefense efforts, including explanations of all of therelevant agencies and missions, research agendas, legislation, andregulations. This edition revises and updates the originalEncyclopedia, making it the single authoritative resourcefor students, scientists, policymakers, and journalists.

Key features:

  • Comprehensively covers the field of bioterrorism, includingrelated science, technology, medicine, politics, law, andhistory
  • Topics include entries on bioterrorism agents, detection,clinical presentation of disease, defense efforts, riskassessments, treaties, past incidents of bioterrorism, andpertinent people and organizations engaged in terroristactivities
  • User friendly, with biological agents covered consistentlyacross entries
  • Includes important case studies, with discussion of lessonslearned

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470508930
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Katz is an Assistant Research Professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in the Department of Health Policy. Her research is focused on public health preparedness, biological warfare, and the intersection of infectious diseases and national security. Current research projects are focused on evaluating bioterrorism training for clinicians and the implementation of the International Health Regulations. Since September 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to Biological Weapons, attribution and the Biological Weapons Convention for the Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation.

Raymond A. Zilinskas, Ph.D. is director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. In 1993, Dr. Zilinskas was a William Foster Fellow at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which seconded him to the United Nations Special Commission to work as a biological analyst; as such, he participated in two biological warfare-related inspections in Iraq. He has since then worked for the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense. He currently focuses on developing effective biological arms control, assessing the proliferation potential of the former Soviet Union's biological warfare program, and meeting the threat of bioterrorism. He edited the book Biological Warfare: Modern Offense and Defense (1999).

Table of Contents


Contents by Category.





Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

Aerosol (Aerobiology, Aerosols, Bioaerosols, MicrobialAerosols).

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (al-Aqsa Martyr's Battalion).

Aliens of America: A Case Study.

Alphaviruses, Including Venezuelan Equine EncephalitisVirus.


‘‘Amerithrax'': The Investigation of BioterrorismUsing Bacillus anthracis Spores in Mailed Letters.

Ansar al-Islam.


Anthrax Hoaxes: A Case Study.

Anti-Materials Agents.

Armed Islamic Group: A Case Study.

Asbat al-Ansar.


Attribution of Biological Weapons Use.

Aum Shinrikyo and the Aleph.

Australia Group.


Baader-Meinhof Group (or Baader-Meinhof Gang).

Biological Simulants .

Biological Weapons Convention.


BioSense and Public Health Surveillance.

Biotechnology and Bioterrorism.

Bioterrorist Attack: Stages and Aftermath.

Bioterrorism Preparedness: The United Kingdom Approach.

Bioterrorism Targeted at Agriculture.

Botulinum toxin (Clostridium botulinum).

BioWatch Program.

Breeders: A Case Study.

Brucellosis and Bioterrorism.


Centers of Excellence.

CDC Category A-C Agents.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BioterrorismPreparedness Program.

Central Intelligence Agency.

Christian Identity.

Consequence Management.

Cost Effectiveness of Biological Weapons.

Crisis Management.

Cuba, Terrorism, and Biotechnology.


Defense Research and Development Canada-Suffield and Centre forSecurity Science.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Delivery Methodologies.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Department of Defense.

Department of Defense Policies on Force Health Protection:Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare Agents.

Department of Health and Human Services: Assistant Secretary forPreparedness and Response.

Department of Homeland Security.

Department of State.

Diane Thompson: A Case Study.

Director of National Intelligence.

Dual-Use Equipment and Technology.

Dugway Proving Ground.


Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen ProvingGround.

Education for Biodefense.

Environmental Protection Agency: Bioterrorism DefenseEfforts.

Epidemiology in Bioterrorism.

Ethnic Weapons.



Fatality Management.

Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Food and Drug Administration.

Food- and Water-borne Pathogens.

Food Safety.

Fort Detrick and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute ofInfectious Disease.


Geneva Protocol.




Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Human Poxviruses.


Identifying State-Run BW programs.


Intelligence Collection and Analysis.

International Cooperation and Bioterrorism Preparedness.

International Health Regulations.

International Organizations.


Islam and Bioterrorism.



Jemah Islamiyah.


Laboratory Biosecurity.

Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism.

Larry Wayne Harris.


Managing Laboratory Biorisk.

Marine Toxins.

Media and Bioterrorism.

Melamine Contamination.

Metropolitan Medical Response System.

Minnesota Patriots Council.

Minutemen: A Case Study.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front.



National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

National Center for Medical Intelligence.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

National Laboratories of the National Nuclear Security Agency:Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos NationalLaboratory, Sandia National Laboratories.

National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB).

National Strategy for Biological Threats.

Nations of Concern: Iran.

Nations of Concern: Libya.

Nations of Concern: The Republic of Kurdistan.

Nations of Concern: The Republic of Sudan.

Nations of Concern: Syria.

NATO and Bioterrorism Defense.

North American Militia.


Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Palestine Liberation Organization.

Pathogens Causing Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.

Pharmaceutical Industry.

Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Plague (Yersinia pestis).


Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC)Network.

Prion Diseases.

Psychological and Social Sequelae of Bioterrorism.

Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise andProject BioShield.

Public Health Preparedness in the United States.



Republic of Texas: A Case Study.

Ricin and Abrin.

RISE: A Case Study.

Risk Assessment in Bioterrorism.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia ricketsii).


Select Agent Rules.

Staphylococcal Enterotoxins.

Suicide Terrorism.

Syndromic Surveillance.

Synthetic Biology.


Terrorist Group Identification.

The Caucasus Emirate.

Threat Reduction in the Former Soviet Union.

Toxins: Overview and General Principles.

Tularemia (Francisella tularensis).

Typhus, Epidemic (Rickettsia prowazekii).


Unit 731.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004).

United States Department of Agriculture.

United States Department of State's Biosecurity EngagementProgram: Bio Threat Reduction Through InternationalPartnerships.

United States Legislation and Presidential Directives.


Water Supply, Vulnerability, and Attack Specifics.

Weather Underground: A Case Study.


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