biosecurity


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biosecurity

(bī′ō-sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē)
n.
The set of measures taken to limit or counter the threat posed by sudden widespread disease or biological contamination, as from biological warfare, acts of bioterrorism, or pandemic outbreaks, including measures for increasing public safety and preparedness as well as procedures aimed at restricting access to biohazardous materials or to information relating to their production.
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In south Asia, the case of two major countries-Pakistan and India is taken for biosecurity situation in the region.
Critique: In "Biosecurity Dilemmas: Dreaded Diseases, Ethical Responses, and the Health of Nations", Professor Enemark provides a comprehensive analysis of the ethics of securitizing disease and explores ideas and policy recommendations about biological arms control, global health security, and public health ethics.
This was the crux of the three-day Regional Workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity in Life Sciences Research hosted by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with COMSATS and ISESCO, Islamabad.
A survey of 360 producers last autumn found that almost a third of Welsh farmers did not consider biosecurity to be important.
Rebecca Evans said: "Biosecurity is our first line of defence against introducing any disease, including serious notifiable diseases.
He was delivering the keynote speech at the second Biosecurity Conference organised by the Ministry of Environment and Water in Abu Dhabi.
Biological and medical experts in the field of biosecurity shared their experiences and knowledge.
A biosecurity inspection of all the copies of Perry's "PRISM" album that will be coming into Australia was ordered.
According to a department spokesperson, seeds or plant material of international origin may be a weed not present in Australia or the host of a plant pathogen of biosecurity concern.
Editor Burnette, a consultant, explains in the preface that the intent is to clarify the term biosecurity and describe pertinent principles, practices, and assessment tools relevant to industrial, agricultural, and infrastructure sectors.
Remote microscopy is making life easier for quarantine officers and others in the frontline of biosecurity protection by allowing experts in other cities, states or countries to see what's under a remotely located microscope.
Canadian beef biosecurity standard in the works: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Cattlemen's Association are undertaking a new initiative to develop a national voluntary biosecurity standard for the beef cattle industry.