Bioterrorism: pathogens as weapons.

  title={Bioterrorism: pathogens as weapons.},
  author={Peter D. Anderson and Gyula Bokor},
  journal={Journal of pharmacy practice},
  volume={25 5},
Biowarfare has been used for centuries. The use of biological weapons in terrorism remains a threat. Biological weapons include infectious agents (pathogens) and toxins. The most devastating bioterrorism scenario would be the airborne dispersal of pathogens over a concentrated population area. Characteristics that make a specific pathogen a high-risk for bioterrorism include a low infective dose, ability to be aerosolized, high contagiousness, and survival in a variety of environmental… CONTINUE READING


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