Dedication. nPreface.nIntroduction.nList of Authors.nForeword.nReports: nSection I. The WMD Terrorist Threat. nBiological Threats: Aerosol, Food, Water, and Unconventional; Michal Bartoszcze and Marcin Niemciewicz. Biological Warfare Agents, Toxins, Vectors and Pests as biological Terrorism Agents; Slavko Bokan and Zvonko Orahovec. An Evaluation of Bioregulators/Modulators as Terrorism and Warfare Agents; Slavko Bokan and Zvonko Orahovec. The Problems of Chemical Terrorism; Christopher Dishovsky. nSection II. Supporting Science and Technology. nChallenges to the Design of New Detection Devices; Marie Jose Espona. Technical Approaches to Biological Agent Detection; Peter J. Stopa, John Walther, and Jeff Morgan. ATP Bioluminescence for the Detection and Identification of Biological Threats; Michal Bartoszcze and Agata Bielawska-Drozd. A Rapid Method for Detecting Bacteria in Drinking Water; Jiyoung Lee and Rolf A. Deininger. Strategies for the Development of Nucleic Acid Probes for WMD Agents; Vito G. Del Vecchio. Chemical Warfare Agent Sampling and Detection; Peter J. Stopa. New Generations of Protective Equipment for Rescue Operations Following Terrorist Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Attacks; Jiri Matousek. Personal Decontamination Following a Terrorist Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Attack; Jiri Matousek. Four Week-Long Tabun Low Level Exposure in Rats; Milos P. Stojiljkovic, Zorn A. Milovanovic, Vesna Kilibarda, Dubravko Bokonic, Danka Stefanovic, and Biljana Antonijevic. Paradigm Shift in Developing Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threats; Walter L. Zielinski and Steven Kornguth. nSection III. Systems Integration. nDefense Against Terrorism; Alfred Madhi. Basic Requirements for the Development of an Integrated Management and Technology System for Combating WMD Terrorism; Bozidar Stojanovic. Components of Preparedness- Importance of Disease Reporting and Epidemiology Capacity; FilizHincal. Automated Decision Aid System for Hazardous Incidents (ADASHI); James A. Genovese and Arthur Stuempfle.
Much has been written on WMD terrorism, but few books present a systems approach to this problem. In this book, we present an integrated view of WMD terrorism. The threat section reviews several scenarios that a terrorist might use and a very comprehensive list of the possible biological organisms and compounds that can be used as biological, mid-spectrum, and chemical threats. In the science and technology section, the technical aspects of a successful defense against WMD agents are presented. Arguments are presented for the control of the release of scientific information to bolster CB defense. Approaches to biological agent detection and a system for ranking detection technologies are discussed next. The generic approach to biological screening and detection is then illustrated with some applications of generic detectors to water, food, and aerosol. The future of biological detection and identification is also presented, along with a call to perhaps change the paradigms that we are using. The last section of the book deals with response system planning. An example of regional cooperation is presented. Risk-based management is discussed and a practical example of this approach to emergency planning is presented. Arguments for an epidemiological reporting system are presented, while the last chapter discusses means to integrate the various components of a response system via a software tool.
Presents an integrated view of WMD terrorism