Bioterrorism: Threats and Deterrents

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Selçuk Çankaya, Mustafa Kibaroğlu
IOS Press, 2010 - Political Science - 99 pages
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This book summarises the lectures presented at the Centre of Excellence - Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) workshop on Bioterrorism of November 2008. The contributors are a diverse group of academics and practitioners, selected for their expertise in the field. Their contributions cover the definition and classification of bioterrorism and take account of its various dimensions, examining the theoretical, historical and practical aspects, as well as the defence against it. Consisting of seven papers and four summaries, the book covers subjects such as biodiversity, the historical use of biological agents and the concern for public safety, the role of the International Science & Technology Center in countering bioterrorism, the Global Forum on Biorisks, threat assessment, animal health and disease with reference to biological safety and the Biological Weapons Convention. The workshop itself was of necessity restricted to a small number of participants, but with this book, research, experience and perspectives on biological risks can be shared with a wider audience, allowing further consideration and improvements in countering risks and responding to biological threats and attacks. Inaugurated in 2005, COE-DAT is a NATO accredited Centre of Excellence; a unique centre dedicated to Defence Against Terrorism, which provides DAT training and education at strategic and operational levels and contributes to research efforts. IOS Press is an international science, technical and medical publisher of high-quality books for academics, scientists, and professionals in all fields. Some of the areas we publish in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and information systems -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All aspects of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The knowledge economy -Urban studies -Arms control -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences
 

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Contents

The Social and Psychological Effectsof Bioterrorism
1
Bioterrorism and Biodiversity
13
Interdisciplinary Cooperation to Counter Biological Risk
19
EC Green Paper on BioPreparedness
25
Role of the International Science and Technology Center in Countering the Threat of Bioterroism
39
Types of Biological Agents and Medical Countermeasures Against Bioterrorist Attacks
45
An Approach for a Biological Threat Analysis
59
Position of the World Animal Health Organisation OIE
67
What Have We Learned and How to Plan for a Pandemic
71
Lessons from the Fall 2001 Anthrax Attacks in America
79
Problems and Prospects
83
Subject Index
97
Author Index
99
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