Bioterrorism fear increases after the deliberate release
of biological agents at the end of the twentieth century.
Letters containing anthrax powder were posted through the U.S. postal
system which produces fear among the population. The anthrax assaults
after 9/11 made the nation conscious that the public health system is
ill-prepared to administer a large-scale emergency. Bioterrorism issue is
associated with the deliberate spreading of dangerous diseases thus how
comprehensive bioterrorism prevention measures should be taken.
Hence, the emergence of bioterrorism has enforced the US
administration to transform its national security policy against
nontraditional threats. The article shows how bioterror remains a
credible threat and poses substantial challenges to the U.S. public health
system. Additionally, analysis reveals how resilient public health
infrastructure is dominant not only to shielding and enhancing the
publics health security but also crucial for the nations security.
1-Rubina Ali: PhD Scholar, Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Inamullah Jan: Lecturer, Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shoaib Malik: Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies and History, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan.
Biological Terrorism, Preparedness, Biosafety, Countermeasures, Public Health