Detection of Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites and Fungi

Bioterrorism Prevention

  • Mariapia Viola Magni
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. BIOTERRORISM PREVENTION

  3. BACTERIA DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 52-52
    2. Roman Dušinský, Anna Belicová, Libor Ebringer, Dušan Jurkovič, Lívia Križková, Mária Mikulášová et al.
      Pages 87-124
    3. Constantine Arvanitakis
      Pages 125-138
    4. Jiří Doškař, Roman Pantůček, Vladislava Růžičková, Ivo Sedláček
      Pages 139-184
    5. Marisa Manzano, Lucilla Iacumin, Cristina Giusto, Giuseppe Comi
      Pages 185-210
    6. Lucilla Iacumin, Marisa Manzano, Milena Osualdini, Carlo Cantoni, Giuseppe Comi
      Pages 211-235
  4. VIRAL INFECTIONS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 238-238
    2. Nurdan Tözün, Özdal Ersoy, Fatih Eren, Veysel Tahan
      Pages 239-260
    3. Avrelija Cencič, Walter Chingwaru
      Pages 261-273
    4. Evgeni Eltzov, Danit Atias, Levi Gheber, Robert S. Marks
      Pages 275-295
  5. PARASITES AND FUNGI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 298-298
    2. Eduardo Dei-Cas, Cécile-Marie Aliouat, Gabriela Certad, Colette Creusy, Karine Guyot
      Pages 299-332
    3. Magdalena Dąbrowska, Barbara Gołos, Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode, Patrycja Wińska, Joanna Cieśla, Zbigniew Zieliński et al.
      Pages 333-356
    4. Fabrizio Bruschi, Lorena Chiumiento, Gianfranco Del Prete
      Pages 357-380

About these proceedings

Introduction

This publication represents the result of the fruitful workshop organised with the aim to attract the attention on the possibility of bio terrorism attack, with the s- port of NATO funds. In the last years the attention was strongly concentrated on the terrorism view similar to “military type attacks:” bomb on the trains, kamikazes, airplanes etc. As consequence many devices studied are directed to prevent these attacks such as the control of the passengers before the flight. For the people terrorism is therefore equivalent to bomb or similar and nobody think that there is also other possible and sophisticated means that can be used by the terrorist. In 1995 Sarin gas in the Tokio subway killed 12 people and affected 5,000 persons. In the USA anthrax was sent by mail to many federal offices. These events and other cases attract the attention on these possible terrorist attacks and the first recommendations for preventing theses events were\elaborated in the United State and in Europe. The possible agents and the modality that can be used for the diffusion are analysed and food and water are considered the principal and more favourable way. The story and the principal decision about this were reported in the first article of this collection which introduces the concept of bio-terrorism.

Keywords

Bioterrorism attack Chemistry Contamination of air Contamination of food Contamination of water Diagnostic methods Food chain security NATO Pathogens Peace Science Security Sub-Series A diagnostics prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariapia Viola Magni
    • 1
  1. 1.Policlinico Monteluce, Dipto. Medicina Clinica e SperimentaleUniversità di PerugiaPerugiaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8544-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8542-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8544-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6489
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6527