Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Second Edition, takes a holistic approach to biosecurity, with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. It addresses these hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can use to prepare for and respond to such events.
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; and Part IV outlines international, US, and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks.
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"...provides an up-to-date discussion of bioterrorism in all its manifestations and the biosecurity measures required to counter it...Thanks to the author's practitioner-based insight, readers will find this text to be highly useful." --Security Management
"...of interest for healthcare security managers (how to manage the fear and panic if an unknown pathogen appears to be causing illness let alone death) and security for labs that are researching in this field." --Professional Security Magazine Online