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Deliberate and accidental events

The burden of infectious disease in the community is significant – at any one time many individuals in any human population will be experiencing symptoms and exhibiting signs of infectious …

Pandemic chapter 3

In this episode of Pandemic we see the epidemic unfolding in Mendona. Alarming and critical information emerges: The disease has a 75% fatality from the infection… more than expected and …

Detecting biological agents

Biological agents are microscopic and invisible, and cannot be easily detected in small quantities without the use of sophisticated testing methods. This is one of the reasons why biological agents …

Current situation

In this step, Professor MacIntyre discusses the current factors that are developing and emerging as key issues in biosecurity and bioterrorism – creating a “perfect storm” that is proving more …

Bioterrorism agents

In this step, Professor MacIntyre provides an introduction into the different categories of biological agents that could be used in bioterrorism incidents. Important historical and current examples of high risk …

Bioterrorism and laboratory risk

In this video, Professor MacIntyre will discuss the various forms of laboratory risks and how they relate to bioterrorism. The different levels of laboratory protections against high risk biological agents …

What have we learnt

In this week, we learned about the basic features of biosecurity and bioterrorism. We learned that there is a wide range of biological agents that could potentially become a biosecurity …

Preparing for Week 3

Focus in more detail on bioterrorism related outbreaks In Week 3, we focus in more detail on bioterrorism related outbreaks and how they are identified. We look at an important …

Steps of outbreak investigation

In this presentation, you will learn about who is involved in investigating outbreaks and the typical sequence of activities in an outbreak investigation. You will also hear about some important …

What are outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics?

In this presentation you will be learning about what an outbreak or epidemic of infectious disease is and some examples of these. You will also learn about how epidemics become …

Pandemic chapter 2

Insider threats refer to legitimate workers who have access to dangerous pathogens such as laboratory workers who perform an illegal or unethical action to disseminate a pathogen to cause harm …

Preparing for Week 2

Biosecurity, Bioterrorism, Epidemiological and public health methods In Week 2 we will learn about the wide range of biological agents that potentially become a biosecurity problem, or be used as …