Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Geoffrey Zubay
  • Salwa Touma
  • Rian Balfour
  • James Hudspeth
  • Rohit Puskoor
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005