About this book
This volume in the series Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available on bioterrorism agents such as:
- Anthrax, smallpox, plague, and SARS
- Vaccine development
- New anti-viral drug development
- Treatment and protection
- Threat analysis and response
- Biological and chemical agents
Compiled by two of the leading experts in the field, Bioterrorism and Infectious Agents provides the specialist and trainee in microbiology, infectious disease, infection control, and epidemiology with a concise, timely, and authoritative review of some of the most problematic infections of the new century. This volume will foster a better understanding of the issues and new ideas for preventing and controlling infectious diseases.
Content Level » Research
Related subjects » Epidemiology - Immunology - Internal Medicine - Microbiology - Public Health
Table of contents
Foreword.- Preface.- Anthrax.- Plague as a Biological Weapon.- Tularemia and Bioterrorism.- Melioidosis and Glanders as Possible Biological Weapons.- Smallpox as a Weapon for Bioterrorism.- Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses as Biological Weapons.- Botulism as a Potential Agent of Bioterrorism.- RICIN: A Possible Non-Infectious Biological Weapon.- Bioterrorism Alert for Healthcare Workers.- The Economics of Planning and Preparing for Bioterrorism.- Index.