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Bioterrorism

Manfred S. Green

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0905013_update_001

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Bioterrorism

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Bioterrorism is the deliberate use of biological agents to cause illness, death and fear for ideological or personal purposes. Most potential bioterrorism agents occur naturally as known pathogens and are classified as follows: (1) Category A, with greatest risk to the public and national security, comprising (a) infectious and contagious diseases, smallpox, plague, and viral haemorrhagic fevers; (b) infectious but not contagious diseases, anthrax, and tularaemia; and ...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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