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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. Weekly Epidemiological Record. Information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infection International Health Regulations. An international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO Clinicians Biosecurity Network. Update on Personal Protective Equipment
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Colorado State researchers study bioterrorism threat
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There is a risk that bioterrorism could cause dissenting views among followers, and that public approval and opinion may channel the way a group operates. After all, terrorists are political communicators, wanting to bring attention to their grievances ...

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Cognitive simplicity and self-deception are crucial in martyrdom and suicide terrorism. (Aug 2014)
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Rodents as potential couriers for bioterrorism agents. (Sep 2013)
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User-managed inventory: an approach to forward-deployment of urgently needed medical countermeasures for mass-casualty and terrorism incidents. (Dec 2012)
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Responding to biological incidents--what are the current issues in remediation of the contaminated environment? (Nov 2014)
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Multiple poisonings with sodium azide at a local restaurant. (Apr 2014)
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Real-time detection of concealed chemical hazards under ambient light conditions using Raman spectroscopy. (Jul 2013)
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Pharmacists' Roles in Post-September 11th Disasters: A Content Analysis of Pharmacy Literature. (Oct 2013)
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Cortisol and PTSD symptoms among male and female high-exposure 9/11 survivors. (Oct 2013)
Inflamed by the flames? The impact of terrorism and war on immunity. (Jun 2014)
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Ethical issues in DNA identification of human biological material from mass disasters. (Aug 2013)
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[Detection and identification of highly pathogenic bacteria within the framework of the EQADeBa project--Part II: samples containing inactivated pathogens]. (2012)
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Development of a metabolomic radiation signature in urine from patients undergoing total body irradiation. (Apr 2014)
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Brucella as a potential agent of bioterrorism. (Apr 2013)
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Burn disaster preparedness and the southern region of the United States. (Jan 2013)
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Disaster preparedness, pediatric considerations in primary blast injury, chemical, and biological terrorism. (Feb 2014)
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