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Russia, Iraq, and other potential sources of anthrax, smallpox, and other bioterrorist weapons

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.

Russia, Iraq, and other potential sources of anthrax, smallpox, and other bioterrorist weapons

hearing before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, December 5, 2001.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biological arms control.,
  • Bioterrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperation.,
  • Illegal arms transfers -- Prevention -- International cooperation.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .I549 2001g
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 46 p. ;
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3598058M
    ISBN 100160667917
    LC Control Number2002320848
    OCLC/WorldCa49376809


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Russia, Iraq, and other potential sources of anthrax, smallpox, and other bioterrorist weapons by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The hearing will come to order. Our subject today is Russia, Iraq and other potential sources of anthrax, smallpox and other bioterrorist weapons. I scheduled today's hearing for two reasons.

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Committee on International Relations.]. Testimony before the House Committee on International Relations, December, "Russia, Iraq, and Other Potential Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox, and Other Bioterrorist Weapons" Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations, November, Russia, Iraq, and Other Potential Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox and Other Bioterrorist Weapons: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, U.S.

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Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents are bacteria, viruses, insects, fungi, or toxins, and may be in a naturally occurring or a human-modified form, in much the same way in biological r, modern agribusiness is vulnerable to anti-agricultural attacks by terrorists, and such attacks can seriously damage.

Anthrax also could be released into the air from a truck, building, or plane. This type of attack would mean the anthrax spores could easily be blown around by the wind or carried on people’s clothes, shoes, and other objects. It only and other potential sources of anthrax a small amount of anthrax to.

EARLY USE OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. Infectious and other bioterrorist weapons book were recognized for their potential impact on people and armies as early as BC ().The crude use of filth and cadavers, animal carcasses, and contagion had devastating effects and weakened the enemy ().Polluting wells and other sources of water of the opposing army was a common strategy that continued to be used through the many European Cited by: Russia, Iraq, and Other Potential Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox and Other Bioterrorist Weapons: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations, U.S.

House of Representatives By Henry J. ^ "Russia, Iraq, and Other Potential Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox, and Other Bioterrorist Weapons", House Committee on International Relations, December 5, [38] ^ April 7, ^ "Anthrax: a Political Whodunit", ABC Radio National, Novem Attack type: bioterrorism. Various types of biological warfare (BW) have been practiced repeatedly throughout has included the use of biological agents (microbes and plants) as well as the biotoxins, including venoms, derived from them.

Before the 20th century, the use of biological agents took three major forms. Deliberate contamination of food and water with poisonous or contagious material. Russia, Iraq, and Other Russia Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox and Other Bioterrorist Weapons.

iii, 46p. Sudocs classification number: Y 4. IN 8/ R 92/   Plague fears A bioterrorism expert talks about the wicked ways of anthrax and the even deadlier potential scourge of smallpoxAuthor: Suzy Hansen.

Colonel Kanatzhan "Kanat" Alibekov (Kazakh: Қанатжан Әлібеков, Qanatzhan Älibekov; Russian: Канатжан Алибеков, Kanatzhan Alibekov; born ) – known as Kenneth "Ken" Alibek since – is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist, and biological warfare (BW) expert.

He rose rapidly in the ranks of the Soviet Army to become the First Deputy Director of. Bioterrorism is the deliberate or threatened use of biological agents; viruses, bacteria, toxins or other agents to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants.

Russia's most preferred germ was Bacillus anthracis, which caused a deadly disease called anthrax. Russia also had made deadly progresses such as improving bubonic plague's resistance to vaccines and antibiotics, which can be an one deadly germ.

They have also made a weapon out of smallpox, one of the deadliest diseases like botulism. The United Nations Special Commission believed that, from toIraq was able to preserve biological weapons capability, that the true scope of the program remains unknown, and that Iraq has not abandoned its biological weapons program.

Bioterrorist events have occurred in recent history both in the United States and by: Smallpox. Another potential agent of bioterrorism is smallpox, which, unlike anthrax, can spread from person to person. Smallpox is no longer a disease of concern in the natural world — because.

The Threat of Biological Weapons: A Justification of Biological Weapons Securitization. Introduction. Inwhen attacks were carried out in the United States involving Bacillus anthracis, the bacterial agent that causes anthrax, the threat of biological weapons came into sharper focus for the American government.

These attacks were not the beginning of the biological weapons threat, but. possess biological weapons: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, China, North Korea, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, and possibly Sudan, India, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan. The list cuts across lines of ideology, politics, and geography.

In addition, according to intelligence sources in Europe and the United States, militant political groups across the globe are now. Most recently, a CIA intelligence review concluded that Iraq, France, North Korea, and Russia have covert stocks of smallpox virus, although the French government has denied the allegation.

Of all the disease-causing agents that might be used as weapons, smallpox has the potential to cause the greatest harm, since, prior to its eradication, it. Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov (Russian: Канатжан Алибеков; Kazakh: Қанатжан Әлібеков; born ) — known as Ken Alibek since — is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare (BW) expert.

He rose rapidly in the ranks of the Red Army to become the First Deputy Director of Biopreparat where he oversaw a vast program of BW facilities. “genetic engineering and molecular biology for scientists from Eastern Europe, Cuba, Libya, India, Iran, Iraq, and other countries.” In fact, Cuba had set up a pharmaceutical company near Havana and was producing interferon from a genetically altered bacteria that contained an inserted plasmid.

And, if anthrax could be a threat against us, we must also give serious consideration to other biological agents as weapons of terrorism.

And one of the most deadly could be smallpox. Bioterrorism is the deliberate or threatened use of biological agents; viruses, bacteria, toxins or other agents to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants.

Since most priority bioterrorism agents are zoonotic in origin, there is a heightened awareness and concern about the possibility of bioterrorism involving animals.

Veterinarians and livestock owners may be the first to Cited by: 3. The U.S. and Russia gave up trying to utilize botulinum because it could not be effectively "weaponized" like anthrax and smallpox. Weaponizing a bio-agent is a complex, multi-stage process.

Attempts to use biological warfare agents date back to antiquity. Scythian archers infected their arrows by dipping them in decomposing bodies or in blood mixed with manure as far back as BC. Persian, Greek, and Roman literature from BC quotes examples of dead animals used to contaminate wells and other sources of water.

Hospitals and clinics will have the first opportunity to recognize and initiate a response to a bioterrorism-related outbreak. Therefore, overall disaster plans must address the issue. Individual facilities should determine the extent of their bioterrorism readiness, which may range from notification of local emergency networks (i.e., calling ) and transfer of affected patients to.

Although federal efforts involving numerous agencies to combat the threat of bioterrorism expanded rapidly following the anthrax letter attacks, which killed five people and infected 17 Author: Larry Bell. Dr Kenneth Alibek Colonel Kanatzhan (Kanat) Alibekov (Kazakh: Қанатжан Әлібеков; Russian: Канатжан Алибеков; born ) known as Dr.

Kenneth Alibek since is a former Soviet physician, scientist and biological warfare (BW) expert of Kazakh. This chapter will focus on information regarding smallpox and smallpox vaccination sincenotably, the persisting threat of smallpox as a bioterrorist agent, international preparedness for a smallpox outbreak, vaccine adverse event issues including myopericarditis, second- and third-generation smallpox vaccines, HIV/AIDS issues, similarities with other microbial threats such as monkeypox Author: Daniel R.

Lucey, Joel G. Breman, Donald A. Henderson. Iraq was also interested in obtaining other materials that would make a good additive for weapons-grade material.

Iraq, unlike the Soviet and US programs, did not mill its dried product; rather the Iraqi BW team learned the method of obtaining a readily aerosolizable small particle product in a one step spray drying procedure.

" we know from. Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq developed and deployed anthrax- and botulinum-laden warheads in the years leading up to the Gulf War (Zilinskas, ); the reasons that these weapons were never used in an actual attack probably had more to do with the implicit threat of overwhelming US retaliation and Iraqi technological deficiencies rather.

Date: Source: Wikipedia Abstract: The Demon in the Freezer is a non-fiction book on the biological weapon agents smallpox and anthrax and how the American government develops defensive measures against them. It was written by journalist Richard Preston, also author of the best-selling book The Hot Zone (), about outbreaks of Ebola virus in Africa and Reston, Virginia and the U.S.

The United Nations Special Commission believed that, from toIraq was able to preserve biological weapons capability, that the true scope of the program remains unknown, and that Iraq has not abandoned its biological weapons program. Bioterrorist events have occurred in recent history both in the United States and abroad.

How the Bush Administration Used the Anthrax Attacks to Manufacture Consent for the Iraq War In a deep investigative piece, Abby and Robbie Martin explore the Anthrax Attacks––what. In addition to the Soviet Union, the other countries that were identified as having biological weapons programs were China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, South Africa, Syria, and Taiwan, almost all of which had either signed or ratified the convention.

7 Biological weapons proliferation became an even more salient issue in the run-up. The Washington Times (Commentary) Anthrax in review.

By Bill Frist Octo Five years ago this week, a mysterious package unleashed anthrax spores in a U.S. Senate building where I have offices.

Around the country, 22 people became ill and seven died in connection with the mail-borne anthrax attacks over six weeks. Any given individual is still in greater danger of injury or death when driving on the highway than from being exposed to anthrax or smallpox.

Because the potential consequences of bioterrorism. Biological Threatsof Terrorism The Conflict. The anthrax mail attacks in the United States in the fall of alerted an already terrorism-sensitive world to the dangers of biological terrorist attack.

A silent and deadly weapon, biological agents could potentially take a great toll on a population unprepared for and unaware that a biological attack was taking place.* forcing the anthrax bacillus and smallpox virus to convert into spores, thus creating weapons that can be stored for decades * aerosolizing germs so they could be sprayed * developing an arsenal of germ agents, including anthrax and smallpox.

These facts are referenced in Miller’s new book Germs, and in several more legitimate sources.America At War: Bioterrorism: Anthrax & Smallpox With Ronald M. Atlas, Ph.D. Co-chair of the ASM Task Force on Biological Weapons Thursday, Oct. 11, ; a.m. EDT.