"Bio crime is a crime committed intentionally by using bioweapons such as pathogens ,toxins etc once the bio crime is detected ,then the next step is followed by forensic analyses and under goes a chain of custody procedure The primary role of this procedure is caring for the patient, even at the risk of compromising evidence collection. Including options for interaction with and disclosure to public health and law enforcement officials, as required by law, alert as early as possible public health authorities and law enforcement, guidance to collect and preserve evidence. We should make sure that notification has occurred .The well-documented medical records should be maintained. Law enforcement and public health personnel participating in the Laboratory Response Network can provide this assistance. Bio crimes have prompted the federal government to develop a new forensic science discipline known as Microbial Forensics. The HIV was more likely to be used in bio crimes than in acts of bioterrorism. Historically, though, criminal cases involving HIV have not been terrorist acts. The three HIV bio crime scenarios most likely to occur are knowingly transferring HIV by rape or by not informing sexual partner(s) of being HIV positive, by health care transmission through improper unsterile conditions, and by criminal threats with blood tainted items.
The Impact Factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals. IF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the Journal Citation Reports year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. High impact factor for a particular journal implies good number of citations and quality of work. Because of the open access journals, impact factors are improving. Open access journal articles are essentially peer-reviewed and available for access through the directory of Open Access journals. Each open access journal delivers the latest updates in the respected research area in various formats so that subscribers can access the same through various options. With the growing number of scientific enthusiasts and readers by a large margin, the efficacy of open access publishing has witnessed an assertive impact.
Last date updated on June, 2014