WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 2

THE POTENTIAL EFFICACY OF AN AVIATION BIOTERRORIST ATTACK AND ITS PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSEQUENCES


Olaf E. Truszczyński1, Łukasz Macander2, Marian Macander3
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1Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
2Polish Society for Future Studies
3Military Institute of Aviation Medicine


Autor korenspondencyjny: Olaf E. Truszczyński; Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw; email: olaf1960@wp.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.16.07.2018.03

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Streszczenie

Abstract: The work concerns the analysis of the possibility of a bioterorist attack using infected material using modern air transport carriers to infect the human population. It is possible to use passenger and transport planes, but the use of drones and minidrons seems the most dangerous. A bioterrorist attack is very specific and differs from other forms of terrorism, first of all in the possibility of self-replication of the pathogen, as well as the ability to "sleep" its operation even for many years and completely unexpectedly activate it. In such conditions, not only fast medical neutralizing action becomes crucial, but also calming psychosocial reactions and reasonable cooperation of the authorities and the media.


Słowa kluczowe

air bioterrorism, aircraft as a weapon, drones attack, infected passengers, psychosocial reaction, unexplained psychosomatic symptoms, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)