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Global Biosecurity : Threats and Responses.

Author: Peter Katona; John P Sullivan; Michael D Intriligator
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Series: Contemporary security studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores a range of biohealth and biosecurity threats, places them in context, and offers responses and solutions from global and local, networked and pyramidal, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. This work also covers bioterrorism, infectious diseases, pandemic disease preparedness and remediation, agroterroism, and environmental issues.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Katona; John P Sullivan; Michael D Intriligator
ISBN: 9780203860243 0203860241 1282572032 9781282572034
OCLC Number: 609854995
Description: 1 online resource (341 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; About the authors; Preface; The U.S. Offensive Biological Warfare Program, 19431969; Introduction: Global biosecurity and the spectrum of infectious disease threats: a networked global approach; Part I Assessing the threats of natural and deliberate epidemics; 1 Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; 2 Biological warfare and bioterrorism: How do they differ from other WMD threats?; 3 The history of bioterrorism, biowarfare, and biocrimes; 4 Food and agricultural biosecurity; 5 The economic, political, and social impacts of bioterrorism. 6 Technology and the global proliferation of dual- use biotechnologies7 A catastrophic climate: Conflict and environmental security setting the stage for humanitarian crises; Part II Gaps and weaknesses in current public health preparedness and response systems; 8 Different perceptions, similar reactions: Biopreparedness in the European Union; 9 Emerging roles of reserve forces: National Guard roles and mission in domest.
Series Title: Contemporary security studies.

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Explores a range of biohealth and biosecurity threats, places them in context, and offers responses and solutions from global and local, networked and pyramidal, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. This work also covers bioterrorism, infectious diseases, pandemic disease preparedness and remediation, agroterroism, and environmental issues.

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