Disease and security [electronic resource] : natural plagues and biological weapons in East Asia / by Christian Enermark.

By: Enermark, Christian
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, c2007Note: Includes indexDescription: 240 pISBN: 9780203089019 (e-book : PDF)Subject(s): Biological warfare -- Security measures -- East Asia | Communicable diseases -- East Asia | Epidemiology -- East AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleCall number: 358.3882095 E569 Call Number: UG447.8 .E534 2007 Online resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition. CRC Press (http://www.crcpress.com)
Contents:
Infectious diseases as a security challenge -- Natural plagues -- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- H5N1 Avian influenza: pandemic pending? -- Outbreak response: rallying around the state -- Biological weapons -- The science and history of deliberate disease -- Biological attacks and the non-state perpetrator -- Responses to the biological weapons problem -- Pathogen research -- Beyond biosafety: the security consciousness of scientists -- Biodefence: lessons from the United States -- Conclusion.
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Includes index.

Infectious diseases as a security challenge -- Natural plagues -- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome -- H5N1 Avian influenza: pandemic pending? -- Outbreak response: rallying around the state -- Biological weapons -- The science and history of deliberate disease -- Biological attacks and the non-state perpetrator -- Responses to the biological weapons problem -- Pathogen research -- Beyond biosafety: the security consciousness of scientists -- Biodefence: lessons from the United States -- Conclusion.

Also available in print edition. CRC Press (http://www.crcpress.com)

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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