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1 Better Training for Safer Food BTSF Programme Animal Health Prevention and Control of Emerging Animal Diseases Bioterrorism: intentional introduction of animal disease

2 Agenda Definition Introduction of pathogens Priority diseases Biology and Toxin Weapon convention Bioterrorism and OIE Bioterrorism and EU: Health Security Committee Bioterrorism and reference laboratories

3 Definition of (bio)terrorism Terrorism: calculated use of violence, or the threat of violence, against civilians in order to attain goals that are political, religious, or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear Bioterrorism: terrorism by intentional release of or dissemination of biological agents (bacteria, viruses, or toxins); these maybe naturallyoccuring or human-modified form Clarke and Rinderknecht, Rev Sci Tec OIE, 2011, 31, 131

4 Natural/accidental versus intentional introduction of disease Natural or accidental introduction of disease Regular duty of national and international epidemiosurveillance Intentional introduction of disease Bioterrorism Less predictable: origin and extent Multiple introduction One or multiple pathogens, zoonotic agents Common tools for planning, training, response and recovery

5 Potential methods of introduction Same routes of introduction than accidental introduction, except the deliberate release Cultures of selected pathogenic agents Contaminated animal products raw or processed Importation of infected animals Wildlife as vectors of livestock and poultry disease

6 Priority diseases Agents of exotic diseases Animals: highly virulent, highly contagious viral diseases (see OIE list of notifiable diseases) Plants: highly virulent, highly contagious fungal diseases Short list of selected pathogens: characteristics Easily dispersed Easily obtained Highly pathogenic/infective Low levels of immunity to the agent in the target population Extremely negative biological and economic effects Bioengineered pathogens

7 Dudley and Woodford, Rev Sci Tec OIE, 2002, 21, 125

8 The Biology and Toxin Weapon convention (BTWC) Signed at London, Moscow and Washington on 10 April Entered into force on 26 March Depositaries: UK, US and Soviet governments. (163 member states)

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10 Initiative of the European Union Major objectives of the EU Improved cooperation between Member States in the evaluation of risks Early warning and intervention Prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances Health Security Committee Set up in November 2001 Representatives from every national administration, SANCO, ECDC, EMA Coordination and consultation needed in the EU Clinical EU guidelines on biological agents likely to be used in terrorist attacks or threats

11 Health Security Committee (Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, SANCO) Detection and communication information to relevant stakeholders Threat and risk assessment collects data and shares these with national authorities Preparedness technical assistance and guidelines Scientific advice expert opinions shared via alert and communication systems Crisis management and testing of plans protocols and guidelines and emergency plans testing through several exercises International cooperation

12 Chemical, biological and radio-nuclear threats (CBRN) EU preparedness focuses on all types of CBRN hazard man-made, natural, accidental or deliberate, e.g. deliberate contamination of drinking water, accidental radio-nuclear contamination or the emergence of a new infectious disease including those that take the form of a pandemic.

13 database of scientific information on pathogenic agents that might be used in biological warfare (PABW)

14 Reference laboratory preparedness Development of diagnostic methods Directed to the main PABW Anthrax Orthopoxvirus (variola) Rinderpest virus HP avian influenza virus Foot-and-mouth disease virus BSL-3 and BSL-4 biosafety secured laboratories Difficulties in standardisation (lack of reference materials)

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