biodefense's Journal

Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
This is a community for people interested in biodefense, biological weapons, and bioterrorism. Posts related to any aspects of biodefense (including, but not limited to, current outbreaks, detection, funding, genetic engineering, policy, and vaccinology) are welcome.

For general public health topics and concerns (e.g. AIDS, heart disease, obesity, etc.) not specifically related to biodefense or bioterrorism, an excellent community called public_health exists.

This community is maintained by mriojas.

Biodefense-related websites

BiodefenseEducation.org is a Biodefense Digital Library and Learning Collaboratory intended to serve as a source of continuing education on biodefense affairs.

The National Center for Biodefense and George Mason University
George Mason University's National Center for Biodefense promotes awareness of the national and international security challenges and medical and public health threats posed by biological terrorism and biological weapons proliferation.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Biodefense
The biodefense Web site of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). On this site, you will find biodefense-related information for biomedical researchers, the public, and the media.

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Site
Lots of information on specific agents of potential bioterror, as well as emergency response information.

Recommended reading

Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

The Demon in the Freezer

The Hot Zone : A Terrifying True Story

The Cobra Event (Fiction)