Biosecurity And Bioterrorism: Containing And Preventing Biological Threats by Jeffrey Ryan

Biosecurity And Bioterrorism: Containing And Preventing Biological Threats

byJeffrey Ryan

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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.



  • Covers emerging threats of pandemic influenza, antibiotic resistant strains of bacterial pathogens, and severe respiratory diseases caused by novel viruses
  • Offers increased international coverage, including initiatives to counter biological weapons and threats, and food security
  • Updated throughout with latest protocols for dealing with biological threats and new case studies
  • Includes online instructor ancillaries - PowerPoint lecture slides, test questions, and an instructor manual, for increased classroom functionality

About The Author

Mr. Ryan is a retired US Army officer and currently a Professor at Jacksonville State University's Department of Emergency Management within the Institute of Emergency Preparedness. The program provide instruction on various aspects of emergency preparedness with a focus on terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, medical aspects of eme...
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Title:Biosecurity And Bioterrorism: Containing And Preventing Biological ThreatsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 17, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128020296

ISBN - 13:9780128020296

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Table of Contents

PART I BIOSECURITY, BIODEFENSE, AND THE REASON FOR THEM Chapter 1 Seeds of Destruction Chapter 2 Recognition of Biological ThreatPART 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 LearnedPART 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