Jeffrey R. Ryan and Jan F. Glarum
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
is the first book to take a holistic approach to biosecurity with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Part I provides a conceptual understanding of biowarfare, bioterrorism, and the laws we have to counteract these; Part II investigates known bioagents and the threat from emerging diseases; Part III focuses on agricultural terrorism and food security; Part IV outlines international, U.S., and local initiatives for biodefense and biosecurity. Case studies illustrate biodefense against both intentional terrorism and natural outbreaks. The authors address the hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can take to prepare for and respond to such events.
Emergency managers, security managers in the food industry, public health professionals, and first responders will find this book to be a must-have.
Reviewed inSecurity Management