Interstate Transportation of Human Pathogens: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate

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DIANE Publishing, 1996 - 45 pages
Hearing on concerns arising from the interstate transportation of human pathogens. Very dangerous, deadly organisms which cause diseases and death in human beings are available for purchase across State lines not only by those with a legitimate use for them, but by anyone else. These organisms include the agents that cause the bubonic plague, anthrax, and other diseases. The Federal Government has less stringent regulations on their transport than on the transport of pathogens causing disease in plants and animals. Some of the biological agents may be usable as weapons of mass destruction by terrorists and access to them should be regulated.
 

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Page 12 - I am a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.
Page 7 - Your presentation was very good and we want to thank you for your contribution. We certainly will take all of those other factors into consideration, Senator Bible. Senator BIBLE. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. It is always a pleasure to be here on your side of the Hill.
Page 11 - Counselors for the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she chairs the Institute of Medicine's Clinical Research Roundtable.
Page 6 - Whoever knowingly develops, produces, stockpiles, transfers, acquires, retains, or possesses any biological agent, toxin, or delivery system for use as a weapon, or knowingly assists a foreign state or any organization to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both. There is extraterritorial Federal jurisdiction over an offense under this section committed by or against a national of the United States.
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Page 14 - ... research. The regulation was designed to establish a system of safeguards to be followed when specific agents are transported; collect and provide information concerning the location where certain potentially hazardous agents are transferred; track the acquisition and transfer of these specific agents; and establish a process for alerting appropriate authorities if an unauthorized attempt is made to acquire these agents. The rule includes six fundamental components: (1) a comprehensive list of...

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