Environment and Bio-Terrorism

  • Stéphanie Watier-GrillotEmail author
  • Olivier Cabre
  • Gabriel Bédubourg
  • Jean-Paul Demoncheaux
  • Christian Hupin
  • Benjamin Queyriaux
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


Environment is a dynamic system around humans, embracing all kind of living bodies (animal, vegetal, fungi and parasites, bacteria, viruses…) and natural elements as air, earth and water. Bio-terrorism interacts constantly with environment, in order to achieve its main goal: to put terror on humans using biological agents. Bio-terrorism deals with the environment as a source of bio-terrorism agents, as a means of bio-terrorism and as a target. These three interfaces bio-terrorism/environment lead to common possibilities to prevent bio-terrorism and protect environment, mainly within the one-health concept.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphanie Watier-Grillot
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olivier Cabre
    • 2
  • Gabriel Bédubourg
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Demoncheaux
    • 2
  • Christian Hupin
    • 1
  • Benjamin Queyriaux
    • 3
  1. 1.French Military Centre for Epidemiology and Public HealthMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.French Surgeon General OfficeParisFrance
  3. 3.North Atlantic Treaty Organisation International Military StaffBrusselsBelgium

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