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Biosecurity and Bioterrorism : Containing and Preventing Biological Threats, Paperback / softback Book

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism : Containing and Preventing Biological Threats Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Terrorism, armed struggle
  • ISBN: 9780128020296



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