Biological terrorism: understanding the threat, preparation, and medical response.

@article{Franz2000BiologicalTU,
  title={Biological terrorism: understanding the threat, preparation, and medical response.},
  author={David R. Franz and Russ Zajtchuk},
  journal={Disease-a-month : DM},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={493-564}
}
The thought of an outbreak of disease caused by the intentional release of a pathogen or toxin in an American city was alien just 10 years ago. Many people believed that biological warfare was only in the military's imagination, perhaps to be faced by soldiers on a far-away battlefield, if at all. Political factors--and possibly biotechnology--have changed that. As we enter the new millennium, national, state, and local governments in the United States are preparing for what is now called "not… CONTINUE READING