Rabbit and nonhuman primate models of toxin-targeting human anthrax vaccines.

  title={Rabbit and nonhuman primate models of toxin-targeting human anthrax vaccines.},
  author={Andrew J Phipps and Christopher Premanandan and Roy E. Barnewall and Michael D. Lairmore},
  journal={Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR},
  volume={68 4},
The intentional use of Bacillus anthracis, the etiological agent of anthrax, as a bioterrorist weapon in late 2001 made our society acutely aware of the importance of developing, testing, and stockpiling adequate countermeasures against biological attacks. Biodefense vaccines are an important component of our arsenal to be used during a biological attack. However, most of the agents considered significant threats either have been eradicated or rarely infect humans alive today. As such, vaccine… CONTINUE READING

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