This guideline, prepared by the Danish National Centre for Biological Defence, describes the principles of response in the initial phases of a biological incident, where the goal is to identify what has happened in order to initiate appropriate countermeasures.
This document provides commanders and staff with general information and technical data concerning chemical and biological (CB) agents and other compounds of military interest.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a guide for medical officers on the medical aspects of NBC operations, intended as a compilation of reference and training material.
This document establishes a final rule regarding possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins, which implements provisions of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
This booklet serves as an educational resource for students and the scientific community on the importance of biosecurity.
This paper surveys the views of senior US officials and legislators, former senior policymakers, and nongovernmental experts about the nature of the biological weapons threat.
This paper, in addition to highlighting general problems with taxonomy-based, microorganism-centric lists, discusses views that such lists may have the paradoxical effect of increasing the societal vulnerability to biological attack and natural epidemics by interfering with the sharing of microbial samples and hindering research on vaccines and therapeutics
This website was established to inform the public and the academic and private sector research communities about government policies related to the safe and secure conduct of biological research and the technologies arising out of the application of the life sciences
This detailed case study of Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) suggests several lessons for understanding attempts by other terrorist groups to acquire chemical or biological weapons
This report offers: an overview of current and emerging bioterrorism threats, fundamental expectations and evaluations for each of seven bio-response categories, an overview of challenges that affect the entire bio-response enterprise, and recommended priorities that will strengthen the nation’s bio-preparedness and response capabilities