The economic impact of a bioterrorist attack: are prevention and postattack intervention programs justifiable?

@article{Kaufmann1997TheEI,
  title={The economic impact of a bioterrorist attack: are prevention and postattack intervention programs justifiable?},
  author={Arnold F. Kaufmann and Martin I Meltzer and George P. Schmid},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={3},
  pages={83 - 94}
}
Understanding and quantifying the impact of a bioterrorist attack are essential in developing public health preparedness for such an attack. We constructed a model that compares the impact of three classic agents of biologic warfare (Bacillus anthracis, Brucella melitensis, and Francisella tularensis) when released as aerosols in the suburb of a major city. The model shows that the economic impact of a bioterrorist attack can range from an estimated $477.7 million per 100,000 persons exposed… CONTINUE READING

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