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.
PART I BIOSECURITY, BIODEFENSE, AND THE REASON FOR THEM Chapter 1 Seeds of Destruction Chapter 2 Recognition of Biological Threat PART II THE THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH Chapter 3 Category A Diseases and Agents Chapter 4 Category B Diseases and Agents Chapter 5 Category C Diseases and Agents Chapter 6 Recognize, Avoid, Isolate, and Notify Chapter 7 Case Studies PART III THE THREAT TO AGRICULTURE Chapter 8 Biological Threat to Agriculture Chapter 9 Recent Animal Disease Outbreaks and Lessons Learned PART IV INITIATIVES, ISSUES, ASSETS, AND PROGRAMS Chapter 10 Legal Aspects of Biosecurity Chapter 11 Response at the State and Local Level Chapter 12 Biosecurity Programs and Assets Chapter 13 Consequence Management and a Model Program Chapter 14 Future Directions for Biosecurity