This book contains articles from leading experts in the various disciplines associated with risk assessment and risk communication associated with bioterrorism. These papers are based on presentations at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Israel in June 2005, which addressed these issues. The book offers a comprehensive, practical guide for approaching risk assessment and risk communication in a bioterrorism event.
Table of Contents1. Preface.-
2. Risk Assessment Strategies.- 2.1. Introduction to Bioterrorism Risk Assessment.- 2.2 Modeling the Risk and Impact of a Bioterrorism Event.- 2.3 Motivation Capabilities and Risk.- 2.4 Using Risk Assessment to Direct Preparedness Efforts.- 2.5 Surveillance Methods for Early Detection of Bioterrorist Event.-
3. Risk Communication.- 3.1 Introduction to Bioterrorism Risk Communication.- 3.2 Risk Communication Dogma is a Mitigating Tool.- 3.3. Communication Techniques in Health Professionals.- 3.4 Getting the Message Through.- 3.5 Novel Technologies and their Role in Effective Risk Communication.-
4. Case Study: Focus on Smallpox.- 4.1 Risk Assessment in Smallpox Bioterrorist Agression.- 4.2 Renewal of Immunological and Public Memory to Smallpox – Use of New Tools Yields Old Results.- 4.3. Preparing for a Smallpox Bioterrorist Attack: Pulse Vaccination as an Optimal Strategy.