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Bioterrorism and proposals to combat bioterrorism hearing before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, November 15, 2001. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Bioterrorism -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • Public health surveillance -- United States.,
  • Emergency management -- United States.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF27 .E55 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 126 p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3597876M
ISBN 100160667283
LC Control Number2002320512
OCLC/WorldCa49207729

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  A recent report by the WMD Terrorism Research Center had given the U.S. mostly failing grades on preparedness for a large-scale bioterrorism attack or . Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, insects, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war. Biological weapons (often termed "bio-weapons", "biological threat agents", or "bio-agents") are living organisms or replicating entities (viruses, which are. The development of a network of international centers to combat infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. ASA Newsletter 70 (February 19): ; Sandakhchiev, L.S. The need for international cooperation to provide transparency and to strengthen the BTWC. Following are examples of two successful book proposals. "Writing in Cyberspace," by Moira Allen, was submitted to Allworth Press in , and became the book : Creative Intenet Strategies to Advance Your Writing Career (first edition , second edition May ; now out of print).

  Out of these, biological weapons are used in a terrorism type called bioterrorism. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there are the six focus areas for preparedness and response to bioterrorism and other outbreaks that are detrimental to public health. Bioterrorism is the deliberate or threatened use of biological agents; viruses, bacteria, toxins or other agents to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. EARLY USE OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. Infectious diseases were recognized for their potential impact on people and armies as early as BC ().The crude use of filth and cadavers, animal carcasses, and contagion had devastating effects and weakened the enemy ().Polluting wells and other sources of water of the opposing army was a common strategy that continued to be used through the many European Cited by:   Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism. There are different categories of weapons of mass effect—chemicals, biological pathogens and toxins, radioactive materials, nuclear devices, and nonconventional high-yield explosives. Out of these, biological weapons are used in a terrorism type called bioterrorism.