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Government Agencies and Organizations and Bioterrorism.

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ).  Bioterrorism Planning and Response.

Biosecurity: The Protection of High Consequence Pathogens & Toxins.  Sandia National Laboratories.

Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).  Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness.

DATSD (CBD).  (Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense).

Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Countering Bioterrorism.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Biodefense Web Site.

Northern California Bioterrorism Website.  Public health, bioterrorism, and disaster preparedness resources.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.  Center for Disease Control (CDC).

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

 
Private Associations, Institutes, and Organizations Concerned with Bioterrorism

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA).

BioHazard News.

Biosecurity News by Homeland Defense Watch.

CATO Institute - Bioterrorism.

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy.  University of Minnesota.

Chemical & Biological Arms Control Institute (CBACI).

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center.

National Biosecurity Resource Center for Animal Health Emergencies.

National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical Response Center (CiMeRC).

New York Academy of Sciences Biodefense.

Physician Preparedness for Acts of Water Terrorism.


Colleges and Universities with Bioterrorism Centers or Departments

Center for Biosecurity.   University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Institute for BioSecurity.  Saint Louis University.

National Center for Biodefense.  George Mason University.


Publications, Guides and Other Forms of Educational Materials on Bioterrorism

"A Common Sense Guide to Keeping Safe".  A study of anthrax and its threat to you.  The Boston Globe.  Nov 2001.

"A Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism".  Radio and Television News Directors Foundation.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file PDF Icon).

Advice for Safeguarding Buildings against Chemical or Biological Attack.

"An Individual's Strategy for Responding to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks".  RAND Research Brief.

"Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat".  Milton Leitenberg, Strategic Studies Institute, December 2005.

BioSecurity 2003 Workshops.  Harvard Medical School.

"Bioterrorism: Preparedness Varied Across State and Local Jurisdictions". Government Accounting Office.  April 2003.

"Biological Attack: Human Pathogens, Biotoxins, and Agricultural Threats".  National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies.  (PDF PDF Icon ).

"Biological Warfare: A Nation at Risk - A Time to Act".  by Richard Danzig, Under Secretary of the Navy, National Defense University (NDU).

Biological Warfare Agents.  Federation of American Scientists.

Biological Weapons.  CBWInfo.com.

Biological Weapons.  Federation of American Scientists.

CBRNE - Biological Warfare Agents.  Emedicine.com.

Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook (October 1998).  Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism.

"Community-Based Mass Prophylaxis: A Planning Guide for Public Health Preparedness".  Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ).

"Defending Against Invisible Killers - Biological Agents".  by Linda D. Kozaryn, American Forces Press Service.  DefenseLink.mil.

Food-Processing Security, General Accounting Office (GAO), February 2003.  A report by the GAO.  ( Acrobat Reader pdf file).

"Hospital Preparedness:  Most Urban Hospitals Have Emergency Plans But Lack Certain Capacities for Bioterrorism Response".  GAO Report.  August 2003.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file).

"How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works".  How Stuff Works.

Introduction to Bioterrorism.  Federation of American Scientists.

History of Biological Warfare.  American Gulf War Veterans Association.

Joint Service Chemical & Biological Defense Program FY 02-03 Overview.  DATSD (CBD).  (Acrobat Reader file).

Plague War.  PBS Frontline.

Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation (Letter Report # 4).  Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file).

Smallpox Resources Kit for Medical and Healthcare Professionals.

"Smallpox Vaccination in 2003: Key Information for Clinicians".  Article in Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.  April 2003.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file).

"Small-scale Terrorist Attacks Using Chemical and Biological Agents: An Assessment Framework and Preliminary Comparisons".  Congressional Research Service.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file located on FAS Website).

"The First Link in the Food Chain", by Michael A. Gips.  Ways to prevent, detect, and contain bioterrorism on livestock.  SecurityManagementOnline.  Feb 2003.


Miscellaneous Bioterrorism Information

Recommended Notification Procedures for Local and State Public Health Department Leaders in the Event of a Bioterrorist Incident.  CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response.


Information About Anthrax

Anthrax as a Biological Weapon.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

AVIP - Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program.


Information About Smallpox

"Smallpox Vaccination in 2003: Key Information for Clinicians".  Article in Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.  April 2003.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file PDF Icon).

Smallpox Resources Kit for Medical and Healthcare Professionals.


Information About Building Security and Safety and Bioterrorism

Advice for Safeguarding Buildings against Chemical or Biological Attack.

HVAC Building Vulnerability Assessment Tool.  Rhode Island Department of Health.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file PDF Icon).


Training and Education for Bioterrorism

CDC Training and Continuing Education Online.  Hosted by the Public Health Training Network.

Field Identification of Biological Warfare Agents (FIBWA) Course.  U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Master of Science in BioSecurity.  Saint Louis University.

Plant Biosecurity Management Course.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Extension Disaster Education Network.


News Articles about Bioterrorism

December 15, 2011.  "The Bioterrorist Next Door".  Foreign Policy.

July 13, 2010.  "Bioterrorism experts condemn a move to cut reserve money".  Los Angeles Times.

December 14, 2004.  "Watchdog group says biological defenses remain insufficient".  GovExec.com.

December 2, 2004.  "Book Review - Handbook helps NGOs prepare for bio threats".  Reuters Foundation AlertNet.

November 30, 2004.  "Course Trains 'Select Few' on Biological Warfare Agents".  American Forces Information Services.

November 22, 2004.  "Health Department Releases Building Vulnerability Assessment Tool; Assessment Process Helps to keep buildings clean and healthy".  Rhode Island Department of Health Press Release.

September 22, 2004.  "Preparing for Vaccine and Drug Dispensing in a Bioterrorism or Public Health Emergency, Guidelines".  Medical News Today.

July 29, 2004.  "Checklist for anthrax symptoms helps fight against bioterror".  Yahoo! News.

December 8, 2003.  "The High Cost of Making an Anthrax Drug.  Human Genome Sciences Needs Commitment From Government to Proceed With Treatment".  The Washington Post TechNews.

September 2, 2003.  "New Anthrax Vaccine Protects on Two Fronts".  Scientific American.

August 5, 2003.  "How Best To Fight Against Bioterrorism".  Cato Institute.

May 9, 2003.  "Guidelines for Bioterrorism Funding Announced".  United States Department of Health & Human Services.

May 2, 2003.  "Biodefense Plan Greeted With Caution: Drug Firms Want Better Guarantees".  The Washington Post.

April 25, 2003.  "First Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Formed".  DefenseLink.

 April 3, 2003.  "How vulnerable is your company to bio-terrorism?  Assess, Plan, and Survive".  Risk Analysis Group.
 

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