Bioterrorism and invasive species

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The risk of dispersing invasive species, especially human pathogens, through acts of bioterrorism, cannot be neglected. However, that risk appears quite low in comparison with the risk of dispersing animal pathogens that could dramatically burden the agricultural economy of food animal producing countries, such as Australia and countries in Europe and North and South America. Although it is not directly related to bioterrorism, the intentional release of non-native species, particularly undesired companion animals or wildlife, may also have a major economic impact on the environment and, possibly, on animal and human health, in the case of accidental release of zoonotic agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalOIE Revue Scientifique et Technique
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Agroterrorism
  • Bioterrorism
  • Invasive species
  • Translocation
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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