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Agents of Bioterrorism


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In this highly readable and impressive work, Geoffrey Zubay presents an up-to-date analysis of the use, history, weaponization, and molecular biology of potential agents of bioterrorism. I know of no book that is similar to Agents of Bioterrorism in terms of making this information available to students, policymakers, scientists, and the general public. -- Larry L. Barton, professor of microbiology, University of New Mexico

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Preface List of Contributors1. Terrorism and Fear: How to Cope Geoffrey Zubay2. Viral Encephalitis (Flaviviruses Salwa Touma3.Votulism (Clostridium botulinum) Rian Balfour4. Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) James Hudspeth5. Ebola Viruses Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay6. Influenza Virus Rian Balfour7. Hantavirus Payal Shah8. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Anuj Mehta9. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Joseph Patrick Ward and Maria E. Garrido10. Plague (Yersinia pestis) Barbara Chubak11. Smallpox (Variola Virus) Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay12. Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) Rohit Puskoor13. Salmonella Kira Morser, Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 1. Drug Discovery and Biodefense William Edstrom and Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 2. The Search for Vaccines William EdstromAppendix 3. Personal Biodefenses Geoffrey ZubayAppendix 4. Information Resources on Bioterrorism Kathleen KehoeGlossary Index

About the Author

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.


Careful editing gives it uniformity and reflects an insightful approach to the subject matter... Highly recommended. Choice An important, scholarly study. Bookwatch

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