biosecurity


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bi·o·se·cu·ri·ty

 (bī′ō-sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē)
n.
The set of measures taken to limit or counter the threat posed by sudden widespread disease or biological contamination, as from biological warfare, acts of bioterrorism, or pandemic outbreaks, including measures for increasing public safety and preparedness as well as procedures aimed at restricting access to biohazardous materials or to information relating to their production.
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However, in modern times, due to the technological advancement and modern rapid transportation, agro-terrorism have been become a global plant biosecurity issue (Keremidis, 2013, p.
Synopsis: "Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations" by Christian Enemark (Professor of International Relations at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom) examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of "biosecurity", the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies.
Sture, a biosecurity education consultant, presents a set of ethics-based questions to illustrate principles related to biosecurity that integrates science with social responsibility and the public and aids scientists in reviewing and assessing their practices and assumptions to mitigate risks for misuse.
The fast pace of research in life sciences there is a need to develop skills of scientists and researchers to combat biological threats within the region by providing training on biosecurity, biosafety, pathogen surveillance, and infectious disease surveillance and disaster response.
SIGNIFICANT number of farmers in Wales are yet to be convinced about the cost-benefits of practising good biosecurity on their holdings.
DEPUTY Minister for Farming and Food Rebecca Evans visited the farm of Peredur Hughes, chair of the Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group, to see how biosecurity measures are reducing the risk of introducing infectious diseases to his livestock.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 10,000 lives as of last week and biosecurity measures should be in place to stop the misuse of such viruses by bioterrorists, experts said.
A regional conference on the Future of Biosafety and Biosecurity took place in Bishkek on October 7-8, the press service of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) said.
1 album, has been considered a biological hazard (biohazard) by the biosecurity officers of the Department of Agriculture in Australia.
Melbourne, Nov 4 ( ANI ): Katy Perry CDs purchased overseas are to be inspected by biosecurity officers due to fears that they may pose a risk to Australia.
Biosecurity; understanding, assessing, and preventing the threat.
In order to evaluate how to prevent disease transmission from these facilities to other populations, we examined biosecurity practices and bird movement within the upland game bird industry in the United States.