biological threat


Related to biological threat: biological terrorism

biological threat

A threat that consists of biological material planned to be deployed to produce casualties in personnel or animals or damage plants. See also biological agent; biological ammunition; biological defense; biological environment; chemical, biological, and radiological operation; contamination; contamination control.
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Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water attended the Global Conference on Biological Threat Reduction held recently at Maison De La Chimie in Paris, France to discuss ways to strengthen links between the health and security sectors.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- A biological threat warning centre is reportedly expected to start operating in the country in the summer of 2018.
The first meeting focused on biological threat awareness and included expert testimony by current Congressional leaders, the co-chair of the WMD Commission, former executive branch officials, and thought leaders from the defense industry.
With each example the reader is able to understand better the nature of the biological threat and how truly difficult it is to control such a weapon once in an aggressor's hands.
00pm) As the biological threat intensifies, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence face problems in their negotiations with Thomas.
Topics addressed include the social and psychological effects of bioterrorism, bioterrorism and biodiversity, interdisciplinary cooperation to counter biological risk, the European Union approach to bioterrorism, types of biological agents and medical countermeasures against bioterrorism, an approach for a biological threat analysis, the position of the World Animal Health Organization in preparedness for biological threats, lessons from the SARS and H5N1 epidemics, lessons from the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, and problems and prospects for the Biological Weapons Convention.
The United States is unprepared for a major attack with biological weapons and has fallen behind in its capability to rapidly produce vaccines and therapeutics, which are essential for responding to a biological threat, a congressionally appointed commission said.
Called the "Vortex Chamber," the facility creates a cloud that safely simulates a chemical or biological threat cloud.
Initial testing did not find the powder to be a biological threat.
Review and establish clear legal powers and lines of authority to respond to an infectious disease or biological threat.
Mr Cook, who quit the Cabinet over the war on Iraq, said: "America is not going to convince the rest of the world that it has uncovered a chemical or biological threat in Iraq if it persists in refusing to submit any find to independent outside assessment.
Instead, the group selected rabies as the biological threat agent.

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