Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

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Columbia University Press, 2005 - 364 páginas

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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How to Cope
1
Botulism Clostridium botulinum
27
Tularemia Francisella tularensis
43
cHAPTER s Ebola Viruses
59
Hantavirus
107
cHAPTER e Anthrax Bacillus anthracis
129
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS
173
Smallpox Variola Virus
229
Cholera Vibrio cholerae
252
Salmonella
277
Drug Discovery and Biodefense
295
The Search for Vaccines
309
APPENDix a Personal Biodefenses
325
Glossary
337
Index
351
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Geoffrey Zubay is professor of biology at Columbia University. He has published more than 150 research papers and several books, including Biochemistry; Genetics; and Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos.

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