Bioterrorism and Public Health

Bioterrorism and Public Health Author Vitali B. Mellehovitch
ISBN-10 159033941X
Release 2004
Pages 181
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Bioterrorism poses a unique challenge to the medical care and public health systems. Unlike an explosion or chemical attack, which results in immediate and visible casualties, the public health impact of a biological attack can unfold gradually over time. Until a sufficient number of people arrive at the emergency rooms and doctors' offices complaining of similar illnesses, there may be no sign that an attack has taken place. The speed and accuracy with which the doctors and laboratories reach the correct diagnoses and report their findings to public health authorities has a direct impact on the number of people who become ill, and the number that die. The nation's ability to respond to a bioterrorist attack, therefore, depends crucially on the state of preparedness of its medical care systems and public health infrastructure. Public health experts have for years complained about the deterioration of the public health system through neglect and lack of funding. They warn that the nation is ill equipped and insufficiently prepared to respond to a bioterrorist attack. to spot biological attacks, a shortage of sophisticated laboratories to identify the agents, and inadequate supplies of drugs and vaccines to counteract the threat. They also contend that inadequate plans exist for setting up quarantines and emergency facilities to handle the sick and infectious victims. Improving public health preparedness and response capacity offers protection not only from bioterrorist attacks, but also from naturally occurring public health emergencies. Public health officials are increasingly concerned about our exposure and susceptibility to infectious disease and food-borne illness because of global travel, ubiquitous food imports, and the evolution of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This book reviews critical issues in the U. S. public system and its vulnerability or lack thereof to bioterrorism.



National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism

National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism Author Joseph E. McDade
ISBN-10 0788185314
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 76
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Papers include: bioterrorism: how prepared are we?; the emerging threat of bioterrorism; Congressional efforts to address bioterrorism; finding the right balance against bioterrorism: historical trends related to bioterrorism; the threat of biological attack; nuclear blindness: an overview of the biological weapons programs of the Former Soviet Union & Iraq; Aum Shinriukyo: once & future threat?; the prospect of domestic bioterrorism; potential biological weapons threats; epidemiology of bioterrorism; vaccines in civilian defense against bioterrorism; & vaccines, pharmaceutical products, & bioterrorism: challenges for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.



Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness

Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness Author Lloyd F. Novick
ISBN-10 0763725005
Release 2003
Pages 150
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The September 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have highlighted the threat of terrorism. Now, other attacks--biological and chemical, have an increased likelihood. Government agencies, public and private corporations, and the general public are all working to increase our preparedness. Programs to enhance communication and coordination of many community entities in emergency situations are required. Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Bioterrorism provides recommendations that are detailed and experienced-based.



Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Author Robert J. Ursano
ISBN-10 0521814723
Release 2004-06-17
Pages 376
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After the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995 just 12 people died but more than 5000 sought medical care for possible exposure. Bacteria, viruses, gases and prions can create chaos and disruption on a national and international scale. Moreover, bioterrorism is believed to incur the most devastating psychological sequelae of all disasters and terrorist events. Planning and pre-disaster exercises are essential for preventing panic; allocating resources; preventing transmission of disease; devising effective mental health interventions; providing trustworthy and good quality information; and training in how to handle fear, demoralization, and public loss of confidence in national institutions. Including two CDs showing an international panel of experts discussing and teaching how best to plan for a bioterrorist event, this book is essential reading for mental health professionals, health care providers, public health officials and community leaders involved in preparation, treatment and planning for bioterrorism.



Bioterrorism Preparedness

Bioterrorism Preparedness Author Nancy Khardori
ISBN-10 9783527607730
Release 2006-08-21
Pages 275
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Meeting the acute need for a book determining the crucial elements of bioterrorism preparedness, this is a global perspective of the history and current concepts for bioterrorism, integrating the legal, medical, scientific and public health strategies. It furthermore discusses the role of WHO and international health regulations for bioterrorism preparedness. For microbiologists, epidemiologists, biotechnologists, public health agencies, and pharmaceutists.



Bioterrorism public health response to anthrax incidents of 2001 report to the Honorable Bill Frist majority leader U S Senate

Bioterrorism public health response to anthrax incidents of 2001   report to the Honorable Bill Frist  majority leader  U S  Senate Author
ISBN-10 9781428939134
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Bioterrorism A Public Health Challenge

Bioterrorism   A Public Health Challenge Author T.K.Ray
ISBN-10 8189443097
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 205
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This Book Highlights An Upcoming Global Issue Bioterrorism Which Has Multifaceted Impact On Our Society & Nations. This Book Has Been Written In Such A Simple & Descriptive Manner So That The Common Mass Can Understand The Topic. In Medical Profession The Book May Be Of Big Help For The Undergraduates, The Post Graduates, General Physicians, Nursing Staff, Hospital Administrators & Any Staff Involved In Patient Care.



Biodefense

Biodefense Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105050401582
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 111
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Bioterrorism our frontline response evaluating U S public health and medical readiness

Bioterrorism  our frontline response  evaluating U S  public health and medical readiness Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Subcommittee on Public Health
ISBN-10 0160584256
Release 1999
Pages 83
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Surveillance and detection

Surveillance and detection Author Barbara F. Bullock
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111519216
Release 2002
Pages 30
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Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Author Donald A. Henderson (M.D.)
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02124331D
Release 2002-01
Pages 244
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This book is the most credible and up-to-date new book on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of infections caused by agents used in bloterror weapons. The focus of the book is on the history, epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, vaccination, therapy, and management of six deadly forms of biological warfare. These include anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulinum toxin, and tularemia. In addition, all scientific information from the recent cutaneous and inhallation anthrax outbreak will be analyzed and discussed.



Bioterror

Bioterror Author R. William Johnstone
ISBN-10 9780275993269
Release 2008
Pages 219
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Bioterror threats are as significant to America's security as those wrought by bombs; this book examines the nature of the threats and U.S. preparedness.



Biopreparedness and Public Health

Biopreparedness and Public Health Author Iris Hunger
ISBN-10 9789400752733
Release 2012-10-20
Pages 225
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The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events. This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints. The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.



Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:53371024
Release 2003
Pages 43
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Spatial and Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health

Spatial and Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health Author Andrew B. Lawson
ISBN-10 9780470092491
Release 2005-09-27
Pages 284
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Following the events of 9/11 and in the current world climate, there is increasing concern of the impact of potential bioterrorism attacks. Spatial surveillance systems are used to detect changes in public health data, and alert us to possible outbreaks of disease, either from natural resources or from bioterrorism attacks. Statistical methods play a key role in spatial surveillance, as they are used to identify changes in data, and build models of that data in order to make predictions about future activity. This book is the first to provide an overview of all the current key methods in spatial surveillance, and present them in an accessible form, suitable for the public health professional. It features an abundance of examples using real data, highlighting the practical application of the methodology. It is edited and authored by leading researchers and practitioners in spatial surveillance methods. Provides an overview of the current key methods in spatial surveillance of public health data. Includes coverage of both single and multiple disease surveillance. Covers all of the key topics, including syndromic surveillance, spatial cluster detection, and Bayesian data mining.



Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Author J. V. Borrelli
ISBN-10 1600211801
Release 2007
Pages 218
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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.



Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Author Joseph R. Masci, M.D.
ISBN-10 0203491378
Release 2004-12-28
Pages 392
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In the battle against bioterrorism, one of the greatest challenges is finding the ideal balance between complacency and overreaction. The goal is to be so well prepared that we can prevent catastrophic outcomes in the event of a bioterrorist attack, while strengthening our ability to prevent and treat naturally-occurring infectious diseases. Bioterrorism: A Guide for Hospital Preparedness provides critical guidelines for health providers on effectively preparing for bioterrorism. The book presents information on all aspects of dealing with bioterrorism including the likeliest biological agents to be used, means of determining that an attack is taking place, diagnosis and management of specific diseases, and mechanisms of reporting to public health authorities. The text reviews cooperative planning for private practitioners, methods for protecting hospital and office staff and other patients in the event of an attack, approaches to handling the psychological effects of terrorism, special considerations concerning the care of children, and strategies for answering questions posed by the public and the media. It also includes data from national and regional exercises in assessing preparedness, with suggestions for implementing lessons learned from these exercises. With bioterrorism on the fine line between risk and reality, it is essential for health care providers to be properly equipped for every situation. This comprehensive guide features solid strategies for establishing and maintaining an attainable level of preparation in the ever-present risk of bioterrorism.