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Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

Nancy Khardori (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60773-0 August 2006 Wiley-Blackwell 275 Pages




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.
1. Potential Agents of Bioterrorism: Historical Perspective and an Overview (N. Khardori).

2. Bioterrorism Preparedness: Historical Perspective and an Overview (N. Khardori).

3. Care of Children in the Event of Bioterrorism (S. Chaudhary).

4. Smallpox: Virology, Clinical Presentations and Prevention (J. Goodrich).

5. Anthrax: Bacteriology, Clinical Presentations and Management (N. Khardori).

6. Plague: Endemic, Epidemic and Bioterrorism (J. Koirala).

7. Botulism: Toxicology, Clinical Presentations and Management (J. Koirala).

8. Tularemia: Natural Disease versus Act of Terrorism (J. Koirala).

9. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Differentiation of Natural Disease from Act of Bioterrorism (J. Goodrich).

10. Policy Priorities: Smallpox, Stockpiles and Syndromic Surveillance (R. Silverman).

11. Legal Preparedness: The Modernization of State, National and International Public Health Law (R. Silverman).


"This is an important, thought-provoking book and, for its clarity, criticality and accessibility to the non-technical as well as the scientifically literate ... I commend it as a necessary item on the bookshelf of all health-aware practitioners." (Critical Public Health, June 2008)

"…informative and well-written…a suitable book for a variety of professionals…also useful for graduate students…worth having..." (Microbe Magazine, March 2007)

"…this is a well written, eye opening text that should be read by anyone who could potentially be involved in a terrorist attack." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, January 2007)

"Overall, the book represents an introduction to a possible study of a large and difficult subject—bioterrorism and also an attempt to discuss the complex legal preparedness." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal)

"This hardbound book should prove a worthwhile starting point for anyone concerned with bioterrorism preparedness." (Biotechnology Advances)