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TitleDefense Against Biological Attacks [electronic resource] : Volume I / edited by Sunit K. Singh, Jens H. Kuhn
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript XIII, 327 p. 10 illus. in color. online resource


This first volume of a two-volume set describes general aspects, such as the historical view on the topic, the role of information distribution and preparedness of health-care systems and preparedness in emergency cases. Part two describes and discusseses in detail the pathogens and toxins that are potentially used for biological attacks. As such, the book is a valuable resource for faculties engaged in molecular biology, genetic engineering, neurology, biodefense, biosafety & biosecurity, virology, and infectious disease programs, as well as professional medical research organizations


General Section -- Historical Aspects of Biological Weapons Development and Use -- Biodefense Strategies -- Need for Biosurveillance -- Role of Information Technology in Biodefense -- Role of Social Media in Biodefense -- Health-care System Preparedness -- Emergency Preparedness -- Pathogens and Toxins Potentially Used for Biological Attacks -- Bacillus anthracis -- Botulinum toxin -- Yersinia pestis -- Variola virus -- Francisella tularensis -- Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers -- Brucellae -- Burkholderia mallei -- Burkholderia pseudomallei -- Coxiella burnetii -- Rickettsia prowazekii -- Food Safety-related Biothreats -- Water Safety-related Biothreats -- Neurotropic Viruses -- Microbiological Toxins

Microbiology Medical virology Neurosciences Medical Microbiology. Virology. Neurosciences.


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