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

Defence Against Bioterrorism

Methods for Prevention and Control

Editors: Radosavljevic, Vladan, Banjari, Ines, Belojevic, Goran (Eds.)

  • Presents emerging findings from the field of synthetic biology as possible threat
  • Describes a step-by-step approach towards panic management among people in case of a bioterrorist attack
  • Analyzes how to recognize critical points in a food supply chain and proposes corrective activities
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About this book

This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed.

Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. 

The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.

 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Radosavljevic, Vladan

    Pages 1-5

  • Synthetic Biology, Dual Use Research, and Possibilities for Control

    Wimmer, Eckard

    Pages 7-11

  • The Global Threats from Naturally Occurring Infectious Diseases

    Mancon, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Refugee Crisis As a Potential Threat to Public Health

    Mihaylova-Garnizova, Raynichka (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • A Perspective on the Strategy of Intelligence

    Murch, Randall

    Pages 43-74

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1263-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1262-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1265-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Defence Against Bioterrorism
Book Subtitle
Methods for Prevention and Control
Editors
  • Vladan Radosavljevic
  • Ines Banjari
  • Goran Belojevic
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1263-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1263-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1262-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1265-9
Series ISSN
1874-6489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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