Bacteria as potential tools in bioterrorism, with an emphasis on bacterial toxins

  title={Bacteria as potential tools in bioterrorism, with an emphasis on bacterial toxins},
  author={S. Clarke},
  journal={British Journal of Biomedical Science},
  pages={40 - 46}
  • S. Clarke
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • British Journal of Biomedical Science
  • Abstract The threat of bioterrorism remains a reality worldwide and, although of low probability, an attack would be a high-consequence event. Microbes are available to individuals with appropriate contacts and even many lowgrade bacterial pathogens can severely affect health. Toxins provide bacteria with a system of defence that is often detrimental to humans and their versatility makes them potential tools of bioterrorism. It should be remembered that the aim of terrorism is not always to… CONTINUE READING
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