The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, while it is primarily a security treaty, does contain provisions for the promotion of technical cooperation and development. There is clearly a direct relationship between technical cooperation in regard to disease surveillance and reporting and the capability to distinguish between natural and deliberate outbreaks of disease. This book provides a series of expert contributions related to this key linkage between security and development in the rapidly growing biotechnology field.
The book's 31 chapters are all written by experts who attended two NATO Advanced Research Workshops on "BTWC Security Implications of Human, Animal and Plant Epidemiology" and "Maximising the Security Benefits from International Cooperation in Microbiology and Biotechnology" held in Slovakia and Romania at the turn of the Millennium.
Table of Contents
Preface. Achieving Security Benefits from Technical Cooperation under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; G.S. Pearson. Part I: Outbreaks of Disease. Reporting Outbreaks of Human Diseases; J. Woodhall. Reporting Outbreaks of Animal Diseases; M. Hugh-Jones. Reporting Outbreaks of Plant Diseases; P. Rogers. Epidemiological Data and Reporting: South American Realities, Problems and Perspectives; R. Monteleone-Neto. Outbreaks of Disease: Current European Reporting; P. van Dalen. Surveillance and Monitoring of Infectious Disease in the Slovak Republic; M. Avdicona, F. Hruba. Investigation of Outbreaks of Disease Under a Prool to the Biological Weapons Convention; M. Wheelis. Investigations of Suspicious Outbreaks; B.P. Steyn. Molecular Biological Techniques for Subspecies Identification: An Overview; D. Sourvide, H. Garrigue. Molecular Biological Techniques for Subspecies Identification: Immunological Techniques A Comparison; K. Nixdorff. An Unusual Outbreak of West Nile Fever in Romania; M. Negut. WHO Contribution to Global Surveillance of Microbial Threats; O. Cosivi. Part II: International Cooperation in Microbiology and Biotechnology. Maximizing the Security Benefits from International Cooperation in Microbiology and Biotechnology; K. Mossenlechner. Maximizing Security Benefits from Technical Cooperation in Microbiology and Biotechnology: Infrastructure, Regulations and Procedures; J.P.P. Robinson, G.S. Pearson. Benefits from International Cooperation in Microbiology: An Overview; K. Nixdorff. Benefits from Cooperation in Biotechnology: The Experience of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology; A. Falaschi, D. Ripandelli. Benefits from International Cooperation in Biosafety in Central and Eastern Europe; P. van der Meer, G.S. Pearson. Measures to Provide Biosafety at the Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology 'Vector'; E.N. Starkov. Slovakia: Biotechnology Transfer under BTWC Prool and the Convention on Biological Diversity; D. Toth. The US Select Agent and Laboratory Registration Program; J.R. Richmond. The Development of Biotechnology in Poland; T. Twardowski. Czech Republic: The Development of Microbiology and Biotechnology in the Czech Republic During the Past 20 Years and Prospects for the Future; J. Spižek. Prospects of the SRC VB Vector International Collaboration in the Field of Emerging Infections and Biotechnology; L.S. Sandakhchiev. Good Manufacturing Practice and Licensed Products; M. Negut. Approaches to the Introduction of the Quality System into the SRC VB 'Vector'; V.I. Masycheva. Industrial Aspects of Technical Co-Operation in Microbiology and Biotechnology; K. Simpson. Databases, Networks and Clearing Houses; M. Wheelis, G.S. Pearson. Increasing Transparency and Building Confidence: The OPCW Experience; M. Bauta. Building Peaceful Co-Operation into the BTWC Verification Prool; M. Dando. Part III: Concluding Remarks. Maximizing the Security Benefits from Technical Cooperation Under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; G.S. Pearson. Index.