Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Containing and Preventing Biological Threats

ISBN-10: 0750684895

ISBN-13: 9780750684897

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeffrey R. Ryan, Jan F. Glarum

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Biosecurity and Bioterrorism is the first book to take a holistic approach to biosecurity with coverage of pathogens, prevention and response methodology. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism and the laws we have to counteract this; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks. The authors bring an extraordinary combination of experience in academia and the clinical world, as well as real-world experience in technical and practical matters, to their writing. They make technical material clear and fascinating for readers with a basic knowledge of biology. Ryan and Glarum address the hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can take to prepare for and respond to such events. * How are these agents used in biowarfare? * How likely are we to face either a natural outbreak or intentional human/animal infection? * How can we prepare for this effectively?
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List price: $81.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Foreword
About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Biosecurity, Biodefense, and the Reason for Them
Seeds of Destruction
Introduction
The Reality versus the Potential
The History of Biowarfare
Modern-Day Bioterrorism
Weaponization
A Question of Scale
The Genesis of Biosecurity and Biodefense
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Recognition of Biological Threat
Introduction
Bacterial Pathogens
Rickettsial Pathogens
Viral Pathogens
Prions
Fungal Pathogens
Biological Toxins
Disease
Tiered Diagnosis
Probability of Use
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
The Threat to Human Health
Category A Diseases and Agents
Introduction
Anthrax
Plague
Tularemia
Smallpox
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Botulism
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Site
References
Category B Diseases and Agents
Introduction
Brucellosis
Glanders and Melioidosis
Q Fever
Psittacosis
Viral Encephalitis
Ricin Poisoning
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Category C Diseases and Agents
Introduction
Nipah Virus
Hantavirus
West Nile Virus
SARS Virus
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Web Sites
References
Recognize, Avoid, Isolate, and Notify
Introduction
Community Response Organizations
The Concept of RAIN
Recognition
Sampling and Detection Methods
Avoidance
Isolation
Notification
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Case Studies
Introduction
Anthrax, Sverdlovsk, USSR, 1979: Accidental Release of Weaponized Material
Salmonellosis and the Rajneesh, the Dalles, Oregon, USA, 1984: Intentional Food-Borne Outbreak
Pneumonic Plague, Surat, India, 1994: Natural Outbreak
Amerithrax, USA, 2001: Intentional Release of a Formulated Agent
Ricin and the Amateur Bioterrorist, USA, 2004: Intentional Release
Norwalk Virus, Queen of the West Cruise Ship, Coastal Oregon, USA, 2002: Accidental Exposure
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Web Sites
Discussion Questions
References
The Threat to Agriculture
Biological Threat to Agriculture
Introduction
The Importance of Agriculture
Foreign Animal Diseases
Agroterrorism
Biosecurity from Field to Fork
Animal Disease Outbreak Response
Food Safety
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Recent Animal Disease Outbreaks and Lessons Learned
Introduction
Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Avian Influenza
Classical Swine Fever
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Case Studies
Protecting the Food Chain from BSE
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Web Sites
References
Initiatives, Issues, Assets, and Programs
Legal Aspects of Biosecurity
Introduction
Legislation and Presidential Directives
Public Health and the Application of Law
Transporting Biohazardous Materials
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References on HIPAA
References
Response at the State and Local Level
Introduction
Recognition: Surveillance
Command and Coordination
Response: Safety
Response: Biosampling
Response: Containment
Conclusion
Web Sites
References
Biosecurity Programs and Assets
Introduction
Mitigation: Establishing Policy and Oversight
Preparedness
Response and Recovery
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Consequence Management and a Model Program
Introduction
Consequence Management
Autonomous Detection Systems
The Biohazard Detection System
United States Postal Service CONOPS
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Site
References
Future Directions for Biosecurity
Introduction
The Dark Specter of Terrorism
New Strategies for Prevention, Preparedness, and Containment
The Future of Biodefense Research
Conclusion
Essential Terminology
Discussion Questions
Web Sites
References
Index
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