Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens & Their Weaponization

ISBN: 9780231133470
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2008-02-14
Number of pages: 376
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This new work offers a clear and thorough account of the threats posed by bioterrorism from the perspective of biologists. The authors examine thirteen disease-causing agents, including those responsible for anthrax, the plague, smallpox, influenza, and SARS. Each chapter considers a particular pathogen from the standpoint of its history, molecular biology, pathology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, weaponization, and defenses. The book also examines strategies for making vaccines and protecting the population in a bioterror attack.

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