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Agents Of Bioterrorism
     

Agents Of Bioterrorism

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by Geoffrey Zubay
 

ISBN-10: 0231133464

ISBN-13: 9780231133463

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231133463
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors1. Terrorism and Fear: How to Cope
Geoffrey Zubay2. Viral Encephalitis (Flaviviruses
Salwa Touma3.Votulism (Clostridium botulinum)
Rian Balfour4. Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
James Hudspeth5. Ebola Viruses
Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay6. Influenza Virus
Rian Balfour7. Hantavirus
Payal Shah8. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Anuj Mehta9. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Joseph Patrick Ward and Maria E. Garrido10. Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Barbara Chubak11. Smallpox (Variola Virus)
Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay12. Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)
Rohit Puskoor13. Salmonella
Kira Morser, Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 1. Drug Discovery and Biodefense
William Edstrom and Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 2. The Search for Vaccines
William EdstromAppendix 3. Personal Biodefenses
Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 4. Information Resources on Bioterrorism
Kathleen KehoeGlossary
Index

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Agents Of Bioterrorism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book as a source for my paper on Bioweapons, and it was the best source I found. Zubay is clearly knowledgeable of both the science and the ethics that are involved in biological weapons. The layout is clear and easy to find sections that are relevant. Zubay covers everything from the make-up of the specific proteins in a virus to the history of the use of biological agents, to the prevention and defense techniques employed by the United States against Bioterrorism. If anyone needs a clear and rich resource for information about biological agents, this is definitely the book to choose!