Accession Number:

ADP013419

Title:

Evaluation of Animal and Plant Pathogens as Terrorism and Warfare Agents, Vectors and Pests

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CROATIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (ZAGREB)

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Animal and plant pathogens as a biological terrorism or warfare agents have the capacity to cause disease and potentially be used to threaten animals and staple crops. From a social-economic and significant adverse human health impacts, animal and plant pathogens must be evaluated and prioritized. This paper describes two methods of evaluation of animal and plant pathogens as terrorism and warfare agents and can serve as the basis for scientific discussion and as help on defining the list of biological agents and toxins in relation to BTWC. This paper also discuses and shows the main vectors that can be used as a terrorism delivery system or biological agents in hostile activities. The main pests that include the invertebrates such as insects and arthropods with potential terrorism and military use will be presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE