NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology

Detection of Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites and Fungi

Bioterrorism Prevention

Editors: Viola Magni, Mariapia (Ed.)

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  • New diagnostic methodology
  • Bioterrorism
  • Dissemination of pathogens in water food and air
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This publication represents the result of the fruitful workshop organised with the aim to attract the attention on the possibility of bio terrorism attack, with the s- port of NATO funds. In the last years the attention was strongly concentrated on the terrorism view similar to “military type attacks:” bomb on the trains, kamikazes, airplanes etc. As consequence many devices studied are directed to prevent these attacks such as the control of the passengers before the flight. For the people terrorism is therefore equivalent to bomb or similar and nobody think that there is also other possible and sophisticated means that can be used by the terrorist. In 1995 Sarin gas in the Tokio subway killed 12 people and affected 5,000 persons. In the USA anthrax was sent by mail to many federal offices. These events and other cases attract the attention on these possible terrorist attacks and the first recommendations for preventing theses events were\elaborated in the United State and in Europe. The possible agents and the modality that can be used for the diffusion are analysed and food and water are considered the principal and more favourable way. The story and the principal decision about this were reported in the first article of this collection which introduces the concept of bio-terrorism.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Bioterrorism: A Potential Weapon for Terrorist Attacks Through Food and Water Contamination: Evolution of Our Understanding of the Use of Chemical and Bacteriological Weapons

    Costigliola, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Detection and Quantification of Bacteria and Fungi Using Solid-Phase Cytometry

    Vanhee, Lies ME (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping of Akounq Groundwater Body, Armenia

    Vardanyan, Vahram (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

  • Methods for Detection of Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

    Madic, Jordan

    Pages 53-86

  • Genetic Diversity of Enterococci in Bryndza Cheese

    Dušinský, Roman (et al.)

    Pages 87-124

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detection of Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites and Fungi
Book Subtitle
Bioterrorism Prevention
Editors
  • Mariapia Viola Magni
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8544-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8544-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8542-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8543-6
Series ISSN
1874-6489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 414
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