Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization by Geoffrey Zubay

Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

byGeoffrey Zubay

Kobo ebook | August 14, 2012

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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.

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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Title:Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their WeaponizationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231518137

ISBN - 13:9780231518130

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors

1. Terrorism and Fear: How to Cope
Geoffrey Zubay

2. Viral Encephalitis (Flaviviruses
Salwa Touma

3.Votulism (Clostridium botulinum)
Rian Balfour

4. Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
James Hudspeth

5. Ebola Viruses
Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

6. Influenza Virus
Rian Balfour

7. Hantavirus
Payal Shah

8. Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Anuj Mehta

9. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Joseph Patrick Ward and Maria E. Garrido

10. Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Barbara Chubak

11. Smallpox (Variola Virus)
Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

12. Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)
Rohit Puskoor

13. Salmonella
Kira Morser, Rohit Puskoor and Geoffrey Zubay

Appendix 1. Drug Discovery and Biodefense
William Edstrom and Geoffrey Zubay

Appendix 2. The Search for Vaccines
William Edstrom

Appendix 3. Personal Biodefenses
Geoffrey Zubay

Appendix 4. Information Resources on Bioterrorism
Kathleen Kehoe

Glossary
Index

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An important, scholarly study.