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Microorganisms and Bioterrorism
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Boston, MA : Springer US, 2006.
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XX, 240 p. 14 illus. online resource.
Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis,
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 Against Q Fever -- Rickettsia rickettsii and Other Members of the Spotted Fever Group as Potential Bioweapons.


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Aims to bring together information concerning microbes with potential as bioterrorist weapons. This work is useful for microbiologists, including bacteriologists, virologists and mycologists, in academia, government laboratories, and research institutes, public health physicians, researchers and scientists.

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This edited volume focuses on the biology of potential bioterrorism agents. A chapter on the history of microbial bioterrorism, which includes details such as the catapulting of the corpses of plague victims over city walls during sieges in the 14th century and the distribution of smallpox variola-contaminated blankets to Native Americans in the 18th century, places current bioterrorism risks in context. Chapters on smallpox, anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, pneumonic plague, Q fever, and rickettsial diseases discuss agents' characteristics, clinical and epidemiological features, and vaccines and therapies for each infection. As in many edited volumes, the subject matter is uneven and not exhaustive. This work includes only selected Category A and Category B agents, and their descriptions vary in length and detail. Other material includes a brief chapter on the role of infectious-disease physicians and a chapter on immunology. One of the best characteristics of this book is the lengthy list of references at the end of each chapter, which researchers and medical practitioners may find useful. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above. K. H. Jacobsen Calvin College