Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense

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Rebecca Katz, Raymond A. Zilinskas
Wiley, Jun 7, 2011 - Science - 688 pages
The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense provides complete coverage of bioterrorism and defense against it, spanning scientific, technological, clinical, legal, historical, and political aspects. The topics cover the most recent developments and thinking on biodefense, biosecurity, terrorism, science, and policy. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense provides an up-to-date overview of U.S. federal biodefense efforts, including explanations of all of the relevant agencies and missions, research agendas, legislation, and regulations. This edition revises and updates the original Encyclopedia, making it the single authoritative resource for students, scientists, policymakers, and journalists.

Key features:

  • Comprehensively covers the field of bioterrorism, including related science, technology, medicine, politics, law, and history
  • Topics include entries on bioterrorism agents, detection, clinical presentation of disease, defense efforts, risk assessments, treaties, past incidents of bioterrorism, and pertinent people and organizations engaged in terrorist activities
  • User friendly, with biological agents covered consistently across entries
  • Includes important case studies, with discussion of lessons learned

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About the author (2011)

Rebecca Katz is an Assistant Research Professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in the Department of Health Policy. Her research is focused on public health preparedness, biological warfare, and the intersection of infectious diseases and national security. Current research projects are focused on evaluating bioterrorism training for clinicians and the implementation of the International Health Regulations. Since September 2004, Dr. Katz has been a consultant to the Department of State, working on issues related to Biological Weapons, attribution and the Biological Weapons Convention for the Bureau of Verification, Compliance and Implementation.

Raymond A. Zilinskas, Ph.D. is director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. In 1993, Dr. Zilinskas was a William Foster Fellow at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which seconded him to the United Nations Special Commission to work as a biological analyst; as such, he participated in two biological warfare-related inspections in Iraq. He has since then worked for the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense. He currently focuses on developing effective biological arms control, assessing the proliferation potential of the former Soviet Union's biological warfare program, and meeting the threat of bioterrorism. He edited the book Biological Warfare: Modern Offense and Defense (1999).

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