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- n. The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist purposes.
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- n. Terrorism that involves biological weapons or agents.
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- n. terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
Not to downplay the here and now of those problems, but bioterrorism is a very real threat that we must take equally seriously.
In a statement released Monday night (November 3), Peter Agre, Sidney Altman, Robert Curl, and Torston Wiesel wrote that the Justice Department's determination to send Butler to jail sends a strong message to the scientific community 'that those scientists most involved in bioterrorism-related research are most likely to be victims of punitive attacks at the hands of federal authorities.'
PHILLIPS: So Kelli, should we not use the phrase bioterrorism then?
In addition to stockpiling antibiotics and vaccines, the best approach to reducing the nation's vulnerability to bioterrorism is to fill a number of serious gaps in our public-health system.
It's the second time that the mail has been used to deliver -- to deliver agents that can be called bioterrorism, in the sense that we are subjected to a hazardous substance that has an intent to terrorize.
I wrote my essay on bioterrorism, which is right up my alley.
In 2002, Congress passed sweeping legislation informally dubbed the bioterrorism act, which requires food manufacturers or growers to employ a "one up and one back" traceability system.
Right now, the answer to bioterrorism is to make vaccines for what we know exists or hope current antiviral drugs might be effective.
In the 2000-2003 period, I worked hard on advocacy for what we now call bioterrorism work on capitol hill.
The Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, assembled by the United States Congress post 9/11, issued an interim report last week that called bioterrorism the "most urgent threat" facing the United States.
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