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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311181

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.001.0001

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Biological Weapons

Biological Weapons

(p.135) 9 Biological Weapons
War and Public Health

Barry S. Levy

Victor W. Sidel

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the use of biological weapons over time and current efforts to identify and control biological weapons. It discusses in depth anthrax, plague, tularemia, botulism, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. It describes the case against plans for a biodefense research laboratory.

Keywords:   smallpox, anthrax, disease controls, terrorism, biodefense research laboratories

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