Microorganisms and Bioterrorism / Edition 1

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The purpose of this book is to bring together, in a single volume, the most up-to-date information concerning microbes with potential as bioterrorist weapons. The primary audience includes microbiologists, including bacteriologists, virologists and mycologists, in academia, government laboratories and research institutes at the forefront of studies concerning microbes which have potential as bioterrorist weapons, public health physicians and researchers and scientists who must be trained to deal with bioterrorist attacks as well as laboratory investigators who must identify and characterize these microorganisms from the environment and from possibly infected patients. Written for: Microbiologists, neuroscientists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, cell biologists, virologists

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"This edited volume focuses on the biology of potential bioterrorism agents. ... One of the best characteristics of this book is the ... list of references at the end of each chapter, which researchers and medical practitioners may find useful. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (K. H. Jacobsen, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (10), June, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387281568
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Series: Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Biotechnology and the Public Health Response to Bioterrorism.- Historical Perspectives of Microbial Bioterrorism.- The Infectious Disease Physician and Microbial Bioterrorism.- Modulation of Innate Immunity to Protect Against Biological Weapon Threat.- Smallpox: Pathogenesis and Host Immune Responses Relevant to Vaccine and Therapeutic Strategies.- Bacillus Anthracis: Agent of Bioterror and Disease.- Tularemia-Pathogenesis and Immunity.- Brucella and Bioterrorism.- Pneumonic Plague.- Coxiella Burnetii, Q Fever and Bioterrorism.- Genomic and Proteomic Approaches Againste Q Fever.- Rickettsia Rickerrsii and Other Members of the Spotted Fever Group as Potential Bioweapons.
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