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bioterrorism

 
the use, or threat of use, of biological agents to negatively affect the health of a population; the objective is to instill fear and disrupt the normal functioning of a society or culture.

bioterrorism

the calculated use, or threatened use, of biological agents against civilian populations in order to attain political or ideological goals by intimidation or coercion.
A hypothetical scenario in which a hostile individual, organization or nation uses or threatens to use of biologic weapons as a vehicle for extortion or to advance a terrorist agenda

bioterrorism

Global village A hypothetical scenario in which a hostile individual, organization or nation threatens the use of biologic weapons as a vehicle for extortion. See Anthrax, Ecoterrorism, Smallpox.

bi·o·ter·ror·ism

(bī'ō-ter'ŏr-izm)
1. The use of living organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or their products (e.g., toxins) in terrorist activities.
2. A common but incorrect designation for the use of chemical or radiologic agents in terrorism.

bioterrorism

see BIOLOGICAL WARFARE.

Bioterrorism

The intentional use of disease-causing microbes or other biologic agents to intimidate or terrorize a civilian population for political or military reasons. Type A influenza virus could be used as an agent of bioterrorism.
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Biological terrorism, particularly, has the potential to test our mettle as a people and as a nation.
Because of these time differences in effects, chemical terrorism will usually have an identifiable incident scene while biological terrorism will not.
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For biological terrorism surveillance, medical examiners and coroners are urged to share case dockets with public health authorities, as is already the practice in King County, Washington, and report pathological syndromes with public health bodies, a practice developed in New Mexico.
Alternatively, biological terrorism will not have an immediate impact because of the delay between exposure and onset of illness.
With a reputation for fierce objectivity, the Institute has conducted studies on a wide range of technology and technology policy topics, including defense acquisition reform, dual use technology, technology transition, space commercialization, cyber-terrorism and biological terrorism.
Alexeter Technologies, LLC, of Wheeling, Illinois, has launched the Corporate Biological Terrorism Awareness Course, a comprehensive bio-terrorism training tailored for the private workplace.
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The panel submitted the report to Defense Agency Director General Toshitsugu Saito, calling for enhanced readiness to prepare for biological terrorism attacks.
The cult attempted several apparently unsuccessful acts of biological terrorism in Japan between 1990 and 1995.
The largest increase in concern about biological and chemical terrorism was evident in self-identified ideological conservatives, whose concern about chemical and biological terrorism increased 19 and 17 percentage points respectively.
NEHA's Chemical and Biological Terrorism Preparedness Manual is designed to assist environmental health and health care professionals, as well as other first responders, in preparing and responding to acts of chemical and biological terrorism.

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