Jeffrey R. Ryan, Ph.D.
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, 2nd ed, 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 in place to counteract them; 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, U.S., 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
Emergency managers, security managers in the food industry, healthcare preparedness and public health professionals, and first responders will find this book to be an invaluable resource.