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Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2172004
  • Book
  • June 2011
  • 688 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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Contents by Category.





Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

Aerosol (Aerobiology, Aerosols, Bioaerosols, Microbial Aerosols).

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (al-Aqsa Martyr's Battalion).

Aliens of America: A Case Study.

Alphaviruses, Including Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus.


‘‘Amerithrax'': The Investigation of Bioterrorism Using Bacillus anthracis Spores in Mailed Letters.

Ansar al-Islam.


Anthrax Hoaxes: A Case Study.

Anti-Materials Agents.

Armed Islamic Group: A Case Study.

Asbat al-Ansar.


Attribution of Biological Weapons Use.

Aum Shinrikyo and the Aleph.

Australia Group.


Baader-Meinhof Group (or Baader-Meinhof Gang).

Biological Simulants .

Biological Weapons Convention.


BioSense and Public Health Surveillance.

Biotechnology and Bioterrorism.

Bioterrorist Attack: Stages and Aftermath.

Bioterrorism Preparedness: The United Kingdom Approach.

Bioterrorism Targeted at Agriculture.

Botulinum toxin (Clostridium botulinum).

BioWatch Program.

Breeders: A Case Study.

Brucellosis and Bioterrorism.


Centers of Excellence.

CDC Category A-C Agents.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Bioterrorism Preparedness Program.

Central Intelligence Agency.

Christian Identity.

Consequence Management.

Cost Effectiveness of Biological Weapons.

Crisis Management.

Cuba, Terrorism, and Biotechnology.


Defense Research and Development Canada-Suffield and Centre for Security Science.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Delivery Methodologies.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Department of Defense.

Department of Defense Policies on Force Health Protection: Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare Agents.

Department of Health and Human Services: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Department of Homeland Security.

Department of State.

Diane Thompson: A Case Study.

Director of National Intelligence.

Dual-Use Equipment and Technology.

Dugway Proving Ground.


Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Education for Biodefense.

Environmental Protection Agency: Bioterrorism Defense Efforts.

Epidemiology in Bioterrorism.

Ethnic Weapons.



Fatality Management.

Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Food and Drug Administration.

Food- and Water-borne Pathogens.

Food Safety.

Fort Detrick and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease.


Geneva Protocol.




Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Human Poxviruses.


Identifying State-Run BW programs.


Intelligence Collection and Analysis.

International Cooperation and Bioterrorism Preparedness.

International Health Regulations.

International Organizations.


Islam and Bioterrorism.



Jemah Islamiyah.


Laboratory Biosecurity.

Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism.

Larry Wayne Harris.


Managing Laboratory Biorisk.

Marine Toxins.

Media and Bioterrorism.

Melamine Contamination.

Metropolitan Medical Response System.

Minnesota Patriots Council.

Minutemen: A Case Study.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front.



National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

National Center for Medical Intelligence.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

National Laboratories of the National Nuclear Security Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories.

National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB).

National Strategy for Biological Threats.

Nations of Concern: Iran.

Nations of Concern: Libya.

Nations of Concern: The Republic of Kurdistan.

Nations of Concern: The Republic of Sudan.

Nations of Concern: Syria.

NATO and Bioterrorism Defense.

North American Militia.


Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Palestine Liberation Organization.

Pathogens Causing Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.

Pharmaceutical Industry.

Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Plague (Yersinia pestis).


Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) Network.

Prion Diseases.

Psychological and Social Sequelae of Bioterrorism.

Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise and Project BioShield.

Public Health Preparedness in the United States.



Republic of Texas: A Case Study.

Ricin and Abrin.

RISE: A Case Study.

Risk Assessment in Bioterrorism.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia ricketsii).


Select Agent Rules.

Staphylococcal Enterotoxins.

Suicide Terrorism.

Syndromic Surveillance.

Synthetic Biology.


Terrorist Group Identification.

The Caucasus Emirate.

Threat Reduction in the Former Soviet Union.

Toxins: Overview and General Principles.

Tularemia (Francisella tularensis).

Typhus, Epidemic (Rickettsia prowazekii).


Unit 731.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004).

United States Department of Agriculture.

United States Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program: Bio Threat Reduction Through International Partnerships.

United States Legislation and Presidential Directives.


Water Supply, Vulnerability, and Attack Specifics.

Weather Underground: A Case Study.


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Rebecca Katz
Raymond A. Zilinskas Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
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