Logistics and Security

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Case Assignment Based upon your reading of the Background materials, and your own additional research, prepare an essay discussing the use of infectious disease as a weapon of international terror. You should address the following questions: • What are the advantages and disadvantages of microbes, vis-à-vis destructive “hardware” such as guns and bombs? • What would be the characteristics of an ideal “weapon bug?” Things to consider: o Vector (i.e., carried by people, animals, in foodstuff, on other goods?) o Lethality o Transmissibility (ease with which it is spread) o Mode of transmission (airborne, direct contact, indirect contact) o Arrival mode (airplane, ship, on foot) o Based upon the above, select an organism. Explain your selection. o Describe the most effective countermeasures. o What precautions, if any, should logistics companies take, in addition to those prescribed by government regulation? Explain.

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Running head: LOGISTICS AND SECURITYLogistics and SecurityNameInstitution1LOGISTICS AND SECURITY2Logistics and SecurityThe advantages and disadvantages of microbes, vis--vis destructive hardware such asguns and bombsMicrobes, vis--vis destructive, and as guns and bombs has turned to be war equipment.This has affected public or environment either positive or negative. These are the maindisadvantages of the use of the weapons, firstly , its evidence that use of guns and bombs hascaused a lot of displacement globally hence adequate health care to continually growing mars.inaddition, due to mobility of the displaced people, risks of infectious diseases and foodborne hasgone high. Generally, the development has affected the public health in a great way. Thistechnologies development has also left the poor countries in the world poor, even though its saidthat it has improved the economy and upgraded living conditions of the population.as a result ofthe developments especially in urban areas, movement to urban has gone up hence forciblydisplace many people.On the other hand, development of microbes, vis--vis destructive, and as guns andbombs has seems to have raised economy and living standard of many countries. Other benefitsincludes ,growth and varying nature and development in research in developing countries thishas led to discovery vaccines that has saved millions of lives. Again the advancement has alsoled to control of infectious di

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