A DOCUMENTORY REPORT AND PRESENTATION ON Bioterrorism and Its Impacts Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Management Module: – 3 Submitted to INDUKAKA IPCOWALA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (I2IM) M. B. A PROGRAMME Constituent of Charotar University of Science and Technology Presented by SWETANG PANCHAL ROLL. NO. 09/ MBA/22 DECLARATION I, SWETANG R PANCHAL hereby declare that the DOCUMENTARY REPORT OF ‘SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORY ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT’ titled “BIOTERRORISM” is a result of my own work and my indebtedness to other work publications, if any, have been duly acknowledged. Place: CHANGA
Date: 09-12-2009SWETANG PANCHAL INTRODUCTION Bioterrorism refers to the intentional release of toxic biological agents to harm and terrorize civilians, in the name of a political or other cause. A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. These agents are typically found in nature, but it is possible that they could be changed to increase their ability to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment.
Biological agents can be spread through the air, through water, or in food. HISTORY The history of bioterrorism goes back as far as human warfare, in which there have always been efforts to use germs and disease as weapons. In the late 20th century, violent non-state actors began seeking to acquire or develop biological agents to use in attacks on civilians. Bioterrorism can be spread or disbursed by mainly three components, and those are Viruses, Bacteria, and Toxic chemical. MEDIUMS OF BIOLOGICAL ATTACK There are mainly three agents which can cause bioterrorism or through which bioterrorism can be out.
Agent A, Agent B, Agent C. Out of all of them Agent A are likely to do most of the damages to the human being as well as animals and natural resources. Category A Biological Diseases are those most likely to do the most damage. Below are the components of Agent A Some of the well known Viruses and Bacteria Viruses Bacteria living cells can make their own food and multiply separate and different from human cells easy to develop a drug that kills only bacteria (antibiotic) ot a cell need to invade a living cell to multiply lives inside human cells –parasitic ,hard to make a drug that kills viruses and not human cells CAPACITY OF DISTRUCTION , [pic] According to this pyramid, this pyramid shows the destruction power of the biological attack. The biological weapon has the most destruction capacity in it comparing to toxic chemical, radioactive chemical, atom bomb, and last but not the least nuclear attack. Biological weapon can carry out mass killing people as well as destructing animals, and harming to natural resource.
In 1993, a study by the Office of Technology Assessment concluded that “a single airplane delivering 100 kilograms of anthrax spores by aerosol on a clear, calm night over Washington D. C. , could kill up to 1 to 3 million people in a three hundred square mile area surrounding Washington D. C. ” FACTS NEEDS Creating biological weapon need not much investment. All you need is just some biotechnologist scientists, Samples of some viruses, bacteria, some biological toxins. EFFECTS OF BIOTERRORISM ? Mission Impossible 2. Etc TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT STEPS FOR PREVENTION BIBLOGRAPHY