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One Health III Lecture 8
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Terrorist acts intended to disrupt or damage a countries agriculture (or good chain), especially the use of a biological agent against crops or livestock
The deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, other germs, or toxins to cause illness of death
A threat from biological weapons or agent, can be either natural, accidental, or intentional
Types of Biothreats
Naturally occurring disease
Today's Global Health Security Risks
1. Emergence and spread of new microbes
2. Globalization of travel and trade
3. Rise of drug resistance
4. Potential for accidental release, theft or illicit use of bioagents
Agroterrorism as Economic Warfare: Primary Impact
13% of GNP
14 Million US Jobs
Mission of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC):
Rapidly identify, characterize, localize, and track a biological event of national concern.
Why are animals good sentinels for bioterrorism?
More outdoors, closer to the ground, Eating and drinking from exposed sources, Higher susceptibility
Different Agroterror Presentations
Different species, Different Symptoms, Enhanced severity, Unusual epidemiologic pattern.
Different Agroterror Responses
Criminal investigation, Additional response agencies, Sampling, Chain of Custody, Record keeping and Testimony
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