Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

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Columbia University Press, Aug 14, 2012 - Social Science - 376 pages
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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.

 

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About the author (2012)

Geoffrey Zubay is professor of biology at Columbia University. He has published more than 150 research papers and several books, including Biochemistry; Genetics; and Origins of Life on the Earth and in the Cosmos.


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