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ASA 03-5, Issue No. 98, October 31, 2003


CBMTS-Industry III
Second World Congress on Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism

Sector I: Hazard Management
Chair: David Moore
Battelle Memorial Institute, USA
Co-Chair Filiz Hincal Hacetteppe
University, Turkey

This sector involved six separate sessions and a total of twenty-two podium and three poster presentations.
Session I-A chaired by Daniel Kolleck from Canada and Warwick Penrose of Australia focused on International organizations, treaties and programs related to chemical and biological agents.

Full Article

Brucella species as potential biological weapons

Dr. Philip H. Elzer
Louisiana State University AgCenter and School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Science
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease with potential for use as a biowarfare agent. The genus Brucella contains six recognized species including B. abortus, B. melitensis, B. suis, B. canis, B. ovis, and B. neotomae. All of the brucellae are Gram negative, facultative intracellular pathogens, which survive and replicate in host macrophages. The hallmarks of animal brucellosis, in both domestic and wild animals, are abortion, infertility and reproductive failure. If used in an agroterrorist attack, these organisms could decimate a generation of livestock and companion animals.

Full Article

Chemical and Biological Terrorism in Latin America: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

Mariano C. Bartolome
Maria Jose Espona

National Defense School
Maipú 262, Buenos Aires, Argentina

ABSTRACT
          A revision of the main global approaches towards chemical and biological weapons and their eventual use by terrorist groups permits the identification of two major conceptual mistakes. First, that the terrorist organizations that might use weapons with chemical and biological agents will use them to cause (cont. p. 19 - CB Latin America) (CB Latin America - from p. 1) massive damage. Second, that there are no records in Latin America about organizations willing to use chemical or biological agents as weapons to cause massive damage.

Full Article

an inside look at ASA 03-5

CBMTS V: First Announcement UPDATE
3
Spiez Laboratory Switzerland
8
Liberia and the US and Malaria
9
JMCD
9
Society Chemical Weapons Victims Support
14
US CW Destruction: Extension Needed
14
ON THE STREET
15
Focal Point News
15
Health and Safety Issues: OPCW
16
US Protective Suit Inventory: Faces Risk
22
EMD Pharmaceuticals
23
Homeland Security: FY '04 Budget
24
GAO Reports
26
Industry Notes
26
Contracts
27
BioScope '03
32

NOTE: Due to scheduling conflict - all pictures will now be in December issue, ASA 03-6.

 
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