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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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This article discusses microbial forensics as a tool for use in the investigation of biological terrorism.
Because agents high on the list of possible biological terrorism have very low incidence of natural infection in the United States, the risk for a false-positive result is high.
The template identifies, organizes, and integrates the essential emergency-response functions necessary for a city to respond effectively to biological terrorism.
Important reading for emergency response teams, school administrators, business leaders, public utilities managers, media professionals, and the general public, Preparing for Biological Terrorism covers the elements of successful emergency planning, including
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.
Recognizing this increasing threat and not waiting until a chemical or biological terrorism disaster had already occurred, the 104th Congress of the United States passed Public Law 104-201, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997.
Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), Armed Forces Epidemiology Board, Advisory Board of the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical and Biological Terrorism Incidents, Advisory Committee (American Museum of Natural History Infectious Disease Exhibition), Advisory Panel (National Research Council Program on Strategies to Protect the Health of Deployed U.
Alexeter Technologies, LLC, of Wheeling, Illinois, has launched the Corporate Biological Terrorism Awareness Course, a comprehensive bio-terrorism training tailored for the private workplace.
The panel submitted the report to Defense Agency Director General Toshitsugu Saito, calling for enhanced readiness to prepare for biological terrorism attacks.
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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