The role of a dental surgeon during a bioterrorism attack

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Author Details : Yogeshwari , Anubha Agarwal, Himanshu Aeran*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 66-70

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The Corona Virus Outbreak has brought the world to a halt. It has caused global panic. Italy, Iran and US
happen to be the worst hit countries in addition to China which was the Epicentre. Streets have been talking
and the rumour mills are running strenuously. There is a lot of controversy about this corona virus. From it
spreading through seafood, or bats or snakes. To it being artificially created and spread through the means.
Some netizens said it won’t be as dangerous as SARS, some said its unnecessary panic, to some saying
that many Shows, Books & Movies had already predicted this & its preplanned. If it is artificially created
& spread out globally it is a “BIOTERRORISM ATTACK” Bioterrorism is the intentional use of microorganisms
and toxins to produce disease and death in humans, animals and crops. Terror is derived from
a Latin word meaning fright. It is practised and spread by collecting people of different regions, religions
and ages with any intention related to politics, society or economy. Terror groups may sometimes stop or
pause their activity when their needs are met. These attempts may be done just to spread fear and to gain
publicity. In bioterrorism biological agents are used to cause harm. Biological weapons strike in all of a
sudden and then linger for a long time. Thus creating a high level of panic, environment contamination and
extreme pressures on emergency health services. An accurate and quality information given to the public
by credible public health and medical experts can do a lot in controlling fears and encouraging cooperation
and participation from masses in a constructive and organized manner. Dental professionals can potentially
play a very significant role in the response to the big emergency of a bioterrorism attack.

Keywords: Bioterrorism attack.

How to cite : Yogeshwari, Agarwal A , Aeran H , The role of a dental surgeon during a bioterrorism attack. Int J Oral Health Dent 2020;6(2):66-70

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