Description : In these papers drawn from the January 2003 workshop, contributors describe methods of building integrated systems to combat epidemics and bio-terrorism. Their general topics include developing epidemiology with laboratory support as a biological attack identification tool, using national approaches to biodefense, and conducting risk assessment, cr.
Description : The September 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have highlighted the threat of terrorism. Now, other attacks--biological and chemical, have an increased likelihood. Government agencies, public and private corporations, and the general public are all working to increase our preparedness. Programs to enhance communication and coordination of many community entities in emergency situations are required. Public Health Issues in Disaster Preparedness: Focus on Bioterrorism provides recommendations that are detailed and experienced-based.
Description : This comprehensive textbook is designed to prepare any nurse to provide health care under disaster conditions. The content ranges from general principles of disaster preparation and management to management of specific types of disasters. Natural and environmental disasters are amply discussed. However, the special emphasis of the book is response to disasters caused by biological, chemical, and radiological agents. Vital information on post-disaster restoration of basic public health, psychological effects, and establishing communication is provided. Each chapter is prefaced with "Key Messages" and "Learning Objectives," and followed by "Study Questions" and "Internet Activities." Numerous case studies bring the reader into contact with professionals from organizations crucial to the U.S. disaster response. The Appendix includes an extensive listing of Internet resources.
Description : Meeting the acute need for a book determining the crucial elements of bioterrorism preparedness, this is a global perspective of the history and current concepts for bioterrorism, integrating the legal, medical, scientific and public health strategies. It furthermore discusses the role of WHO and international health regulations for bioterrorism preparedness. For microbiologists, epidemiologists, biotechnologists, public health agencies, and pharmaceutists.
Description : The public health community plays a vital role in identifying, responding to, containing, and recovering from emergencies. Essentials of Public Health Preparedness will introduce your students to the important and timely field of public health preparedness. The book presupposes no previous exposure to the concepts, yet provides enough depth for students who may have advanced knowledge. The chapters are structured in five parts: Background of the Field; Defining the Problem; Infrastructure; Solving Problems; and Practical Applications.
Description : Papers include: bioterrorism: how prepared are we?; the emerging threat of bioterrorism; Congressional efforts to address bioterrorism; finding the right balance against bioterrorism: historical trends related to bioterrorism; the threat of biological attack; nuclear blindness: an overview of the biological weapons programs of the Former Soviet Union & Iraq; Aum Shinriukyo: once & future threat?; the prospect of domestic bioterrorism; potential biological weapons threats; epidemiology of bioterrorism; vaccines in civilian defense against bioterrorism; & vaccines, pharmaceutical products, & bioterrorism: challenges for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
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