biological terrorism


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Noun1.biological terrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfarebiological terrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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(7) This biological terrorism event is probably the most well-known to Americans today, but was far from the first or only biological terrorism event.
potential biological terrorism agents, see CRS Report RL32220,
The department's chemical and biological defense program "cannot rely on breakthroughs in intelligence on adversaries' chemical or biological terrorism or warfare programs to inform how its investments are prioritized," it continued.
After discussions of the general relationship between technology and terrorism and the group psychology of terrorism, biological terrorism is addressed in chapters that discuss aerosols; effects, toxicity, and effectiveness; classification and manufacture; weaponization and delivery systems; sensors and detection systems; consequences and medical preparedness; government anti-terrorism policy, and agroeconomic bioterrorism.
Preparing For Biological Terrorism: An Emergency Services Guide
There are also chapters on public health infrastructure, public health law and biological terrorism, psychosocial management of bioterrorism events, and the role of the media.
Bonnie Dobkin's NEPTUNE'S CHILDREN (00802797342, $16.99) tells of a dream vacation at a theme park which becomes a nightmare when biological terrorism causes the death of every adult on the islands.
A disturbing number of organisms meet all or some of the criteria for an ideal agent of biological terrorism: easy to obtain and work with; inexpensive to produce; able to be widely disseminated; fairly stable in the environment; capable of producing high morbidity and mortality; transmissible person to person; and difficult to diagnose and treat, which would allow an attack to quickly overwhelm the health care system.
Battelle scientists are developing sensors that will help short-circuit food- and air-borne illnesses, prevent infections and sicknesses, and help guard against biological terrorism.
The Applied Biosystems' products also serve the needs of some markets outside of life science research, which we refer to as "applied markets." These include the fields of human identity testing (forensic and paternity testing); biosecurity, which refers to products needed in response to the threat of biological terrorism and other malicious, accidental, and natural biological dangers; and quality and safety testing, such as testing required for food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies: Special Considerations for an All-Hazards Approach, presented by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, describes the role of law enforcement during public health emergencies, mass vaccinations, voluntary restrictions, and quarantines; securing health care facilities and the perimeter of contaminated areas; controlling crowds; investigating scenes of suspected biological terrorism; and protecting national stockpiles of vaccines and other medicines.
Its mission is to protect human health and agriculture against biological terrorism by improving understanding of potential bioterrorism threats.

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