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.
Biological terrorism is one example, but Rees asserts that malicious intent isn't a prerequisite for danger.
According to President Bush, this extraordinary deployment is a legitimate exercise in "pre-emptive" defense against the possibility of nuclear, chemical, or biological terrorism.
Hayman told some reporters after the press conference that he does not think the outbreak is related to biological terrorism.
Officials played down some American scientists' fears that the condition could be a result of biological terrorism.
It warns: "The numbers of people exposed and requiring decontamination from chemical or biological terrorism may grow swiftly to many more than anything experienced following conventional disaster.
It warns: 'The numbers of people exposed and requiring decontamination from chemical or biological terrorism may grow swiftly to many more than anything experienced or planned for following conventional disaster or naturally occurring outbreak.
The all-party foreign affairs select committee warned that the threat of biological terrorism across the UK must not be underestimated.
The survey of cities found that biological terrorism topped the list of current concerns (mentioned by 82 percent of all cities and 95 percent of large cities), followed by chemical threats and cyber-terrorism.
Harvard School of Public Health/Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Survey Project on America's Response to Biological Terrorism, Study 3: Public attitudes about the threat of a smallpox attack.

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