Agents Of Bioterrorism

Agents Of Bioterrorism

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by Geoffrey Zubay
     
 

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,

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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.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231133463
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceList of Contributors

1. Terrorism and Fear: How to CopeGeoffrey Zubay

2. Viral Encephalitis (FlavivirusesSalwa Touma

3.Votulism (Clostridium botulinum)Rian Balfour

4. Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)James Hudspeth

5. Ebola VirusesRohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

6. Influenza VirusRian Balfour

7. HantavirusPayal Shah

8. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)Anuj Mehta

9. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Joseph Patrick Ward and Maria E. Garrido

10. Plague (Yersinia pestis)Barbara Chubak

11. Smallpox (Variola Virus)Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

12. Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)Rohit Puskoor

13. SalmonellaKira Morser, Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

Appendix 1. Drug Discovery and Biodefense William Edstrom and Geoffrey Zubay

Appendix 2. The Search for VaccinesWilliam Edstrom

Appendix 3. Personal BiodefensesGeoffrey Zubay

Appendix 4. Information Resources on BioterrorismKathleen Kehoe

GlossaryIndex

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