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Nato Security through Science Series A:

Risk Assessment and Risk Communication Strategies in Bioterrorism Preparedness

Editors: Green, M.S., Zenilman, J., Cohen, D., Wiser, I., Balicer, R.D. (Eds.)

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  • Practical approach for coping with current bioterrorism threats
  • Authored by leading scientists with extensive field experience
  • Scarcity of relevant evidence-based resources
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The anthrax envelopes incident in the United States in 2001 created the impetus for a substantial increase in preparedness for bioterrorist threats among both public health and law enforcement professionals, worldwide. Ever increasing resources are now being allocated for dealing with a wide variety of potential threats, from the reintroduction of eradicated viruses such as smallpox to the possibility of genetically engineered novel pathogens. Despite the potentially devastating consequences of the various projected bioterror scenarios, it remains remarkably difficult to quantitatively assess the actual risk in each of these scenarios. Nevertheless, such risk assessment is crucial for determining the appropriate allocation of resources for research and preparedness.

The public anxiety expected during a large-scale bioterrorism attack may even be more damaging than the direct effects of the bioterrorism agent, both in health-related and economic outcomes. Carefully tailored risk communication is a major tool for individuals, decision-makers or even entire communities to make educated decisions about their responses to well-being, and avoid social disruption.

In this book, we have included articles from leading experts in the various disciplines associated with risk assessment and risk communication associated with bioterrorism. These papers are based on presentations at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Israel in June 2005, which addressed these issues. The resulting volume integrates the viewpoints of public health, law enforcement, risk analysis and media experts into a comprehensive, practical guide for approaching risk assessment and risk communication in a bioterrorism event.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction to Bioterrorism Risk Assessment

    Pages 3-17

    Balicer, Ran D., MD, MPH (et al.)

  • Some Public Health Perspectives on Quantitative Risk Assessments for Bioterrorism

    Pages 19-29

    Leach, Steve

  • Situational Awareness in a Bioterror Attack via Probability Modeling

    Pages 31-44

    Kaplan, Edward H. (et al.)

  • The Bioterrorism Threat

    Pages 45-54

    Sharan, Yair

  • Change of Mind-Set Following 9/11: The few that are already willing to Resort to Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Pages 55-66

    Schweitzer, Yoram

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk Assessment and Risk Communication Strategies in Bioterrorism Preparedness
Editors
  • Manfred S. Green
  • Jonathan Zenilman
  • Dani Cohen
  • Itay Wiser
  • Ran D. Balicer
Series Title
Nato Security through Science Series A:
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5808-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5808-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5806-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5807-3
Series ISSN
1871-4641
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 248
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