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
Subjects: History, General Science, Political Science
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