Microbial forensics is the application of scientific techniques to characterize microbial evidence of bioterrorism, bio-crime, or an unintentional release of a microbial agent or toxin.
There is a long history of using biological agents in warfare and for nefarious purposes.
The Nissan stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans, is going to be the home for CBRNe Convergence 2019. This is the 12th year we have run the event, and we have been to a range of amazing venues, but it will take a lot to beat the home ground in Music City! Three days of CBRNE excellence, with speakers from around the world, will be joined by the largest CBRNE exhibition in North America and a live demo done by Nashville responders.
An event designed for individuals tasked with preparing counter terrorism strategies for HVE. With speakers from around the world that have managed HVE and all elements examined, pre and post incident, Interdicting and disrupting attacks, minimising casualties and safeguarding evidence. Perfectly timed for preparation for the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship as this event is being hosted in 12 stadia across Europe.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday, March 07, charged a 30-year-old Tunisian and his 43-year-old German wife with preparing a severe act of violence over a plot to use the toxin ricin to carry out a biological attack in Germany.
The Tunisian counter-terrorism agencies have revealed in their preliminary investigations that the envelopes delivered to politicians, journalists and syndicate members contained the Anthrax toxin.
This review examines evidence from the history of variolation, data on mucosal infection collected in the last decades of smallpox transmission, aerosol measurements, animal models, reports of smallpox lung among healthcare workers, and the epidemiology of smallpox regarding the potential importance of fine particle aerosol mediated transmission.
A smallpox epidemic in the Pacific could spread globally and could be challenging to contain due to dispersed island geography, informal maritime travel and shortage of human resources. In this context, a smallpox simulation exercise was held in August 2018, with a focus on bringing together international stakeholders from a wide range of sectors including health, defence, law enforcement, emergency management and relevant non-government organizations.
This report examines the United States' level of public health emergency preparedness on a state-by-state basis using 10 priority indicators. Taken together, the indicators are a checklist of priority aspects of states’ readiness for public health emergencies.
Sophisticated algorithms could help DNA-synthesis companies avoid making dangerous organisms on demand.