biologic attack


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Related to biologic attack: biological warfare, biological terrorism, Biochemical warfare
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Noun1.biologic attack - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or foodbiologic attack - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
bacteriological warfare, germ warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon
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Based on the economics of chemical and biologic agents and the limited availability of nuclear weapons of mass destruction, the most likely scenario is a biologic attack through one of our small to mid-sized ports.
government is working with pharmaceutical companies to provide surge capacity of medical countermeasures (including anthrax vaccine) in the event of a biologic attack, it needs to develop cooperative agreements with building protection service companies so that equipment shortages do not block the critical path to recovering the exposed area.
The first responders to a biologic attack will be emergency department staffs, clinics, and public health officials rather than firemen and emergency medical technicians who are the first responders to a chemical attack.