The effect of bioterrorism to the environment
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The situation in which the world found itself at the beginning of 2020 is one of the examples of how infectious diseases can become a global problem. An even bigger problem arises in recognizing the ways and causes of occurrence. Timely recognition of the disease is one of the most effective ways for the adequate response of health institutions. If the mass illness of people is viewed from the point of view of health security, it is irrelevant how the disease originated, but from the point of view of state security, it is very important to reveal the history of the infection, with special emphasis on the possibility of bioterrorist action. The use of biological agents is classified as a bioterrorist attack, as well as the use of chemical, radiological and nuclear weapons. Biological agents are most often used, because they are cheaper than radiological and nuclear weapons. There is a real danger of bioterrorist attacks in the 21st century, and the question is no longer wheth...er a bioterrorist attack will occur, but when biological agents will be attacked by terrorist groups.
Keywords:security / bioterrorism / environment / biological agents / contamination
Source:8th International Scientific Professional Conference Security and Crisis Management - Theory and Practice, Safety for the Future, 2022, 8, 118-124
- Belgrade : Regional Association for Security and Crisis Management : S4 GLOSEC Global security, 2022