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Bioterrorism: Prevention, Preparedness and Protection
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Editors: J.V. Borrelli
Book Description:
A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. These agents are typically found in nature, but it is possible that they could be changed to increase their ability to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment. Biological agents can be spread through the air, through water, or in food. Terrorists may use biological agents because they can be extremely difficult to detect and do not cause illness for several hours to several days. Some bioterrorism agents, like the smallpox virus, can be spread from person to person and some, like anthrax, can not. This new book presents new analyses on the prevention of, preparedness for and protection from

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Bioterrorism: Legislation to Improve Public Health Preparedness and Response Capacity; pp. 1-41
(C. Stephen Redhead et al.)

Chapter 2 - Research on Americans' Response to Bioterrorist Threats and Emerging Epidemics; pp. 43-81
(Robert J. Blendon et al., Harvard School of Public Health)

Chapter 3 - Nanotechnology for Protection from Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: Separation and Decontamination Aspects; pp. 83-123 (Bargate R. Suresh et al., NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, Singapore)

Chapter 4 - Bioterrorism: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Role in Public Health Protection; pp. 125-137
(Janet Heinrich)

Chapter 5 - Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Challenge for Health Professionals; pp. 139-161
(Flávia F. Ercole et al., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Chapter 6 - Bioterrorism: Public Health Preparedness; pp. 163-172 (Robin J. Strongin and C. S. Redhead)

Chapter 7 - Developing and Validating Diagnostic Assays for Biodefense; pp. 173-194
(Nick M. Cirino et al., New York State Department of Health)

Chapter 8 - Federal and State Responses to Biological Attacks: Isolation and Quarantine Authority; pp. 195-202
(Angie A. Welborn)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-180-1
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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