Lest We Forget: A Critical Analysis of Bioterrorist Incidents,National Exercises, and U.S. Prevention, Response and Recovery Strategies

This report analyzes biological incidents which have occurred over the past several decades, including the Rajneesh Cult salmonella poisoning, Larry Wayne Harris’ purchase of plague bacteria, the Aum Shinrikyo cult anthrax dissemination and the Anthrax Letter attacks of 2001. 

New Report Offers Recommendations for Responding to a Deliberate Biological Event

A new white paper, by NTI Bio, Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, and the Center for Global Development, calls for urgent improvements to avoid catastrophic consequences of deliberate and other high-consequence biological events.

Strengthening National, Sub-Regional and International Capacities to Prepare for and Respond to Deliberate Use of Biological Weapons

The Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC ISU) organized a seminar on “Rapid International Response to Biological Incidents: Lessons for the BWC.” The seminar speakers discussed national, regional, and international rapid response mechanisms and capacities. The seminar also addressed interoperability and standardization and training for rapid response teams. This report summarizes the main seminar discussions.