Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
CARDOSO, Dora Rambauske and CARDOSO, Telma Abdalla de Oliveira. Bioterrorism: data of a recent history of risks and uncertainties. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 821-830. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700013.
Today, bioterrorism is a real threat in the whole world. Considering the actions of bioterrorism by using biological agents capable of promoting great epidemics and overload in the health systems of any city, state or country, the bioterrorism is not only a health professional concern, but government and military also. This article discusses a bibliographical review done in the LILACS, MEDLINE, SciELO and REPIDISCA databases, during the period of 1997 the 2007, the characteristics of related national publications to the bioterrorism, the type of biological agents studied, and the existing knowledge in the country to face a bioterrorism event, in order to feed with information the professionals who will act in first reply to the bioterrorism events and that are essential to reduce the number of victims.
Keywords : Bioterrorism; Biological warfare; Biological agents.