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Biological Weapon Detection Equipment
This paper looks at devices and methods used in the detection of biological weapons.
# 115046 | 3,323 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that bioterrorism is potentially one of the deadlier forms of terrorism because it can be silently introduced amidst large populations to cause untold health problems or large numbers of fatalities as well as create a world-wide panic. The writer maintains that the key to effectively managing and coordinating a biological incident would be early detection and a timely response. The writer then reviews the various detection methods and devices used in biological agent detection and sensing and notes that much progress has been made in the development of these devices however, there is much progress to be made in the future. The writer concludes that enabling health care workers and emergency responders to test the biological agent exposure early in the process of a crisis holds great promise for early detection and eradication of biological agent exposure for the public-at-large in an event or crisis involving biological warfare agents.

Biological Detection Equipment
Bio-Detection Process: A Four-Step Process
Sampler/Collector Types
Two Types of Triggers in Bio-Sensing Technologies
Flow Cytometry
Crisis Management
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • An Introduction to Biological Agent Detection Equipment for Emergency First Responders (2001) National Institute of Justice NIJ Guide 101-00. December 2001. Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program.

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