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Agents of Terror

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has defined a list of human pathogens that are of highest concern for possible use as bioweapons. These agents, most of which had been developed as ... More


Biological weapons

Victor W. Sidel and Barry S. Levy

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes biological weapons, including the history of their proliferation and use, outbreaks of anthrax and salmonellosis, international control of biological weapons, and specific ... More


Improving vaccines, antimicrobials, and antitoxins through research

Dorothy Margolskee

in Terrorism and Public Health: A balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325256
eISBN:
9780199864409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325256.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes ways to improve vaccines, antimicrobials, and antitoxins through research. It describes and discusses a number of issues, including the need for rapid diagnostic tests for ... More


Parasites and Diseases

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of parasites and diseases that affect beaver populations. Two human diseases linked to endoparasites of beavers are tularemia and Giardiasis. In addition to such ... More


On the Brink of Bacteriological War: Stalin’s BW Programme and the Second World War

Anthony Rimmington

in Stalin's Secret Weapon: The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190928858
eISBN:
9780190943141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928858.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the 1930s, a series of reports generated by both German and Soviet intelligence fueled increasing alarm with regard to the perceived BW capabilities allegedly being developed by their ... More


From Swords to Ploughshares: The Scientific and Industrial Achievements of Stalin’s BW Archipelago

Anthony Rimmington

in Stalin's Secret Weapon: The Origins of Soviet Biological Warfare

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190928858
eISBN:
9780190943141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928858.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A number of long-range research programs were initiated by the Red Army’s biological warfare facilities which would bring about the development and application of a range of civil and defense ... More


The Future of the Shortgrass Steppe

Ingrid C. Burke and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Where lies the future of the shortgrass steppe? In prior chapters we have described the remarkable resilience of the shortgrass steppe ecosystem and its organisms to past drought and grazing, and ... More


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