The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

  title={The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story},
  author={Richard Preston},

Lassa Fever in Nigeria

This acute viral hemorrhagic fever brought about by the LassA infection which was first described in 1969 and named after the town of Lassa (Yedseram River valley), in Borno State, is still being brought about.

Lassa Fever: A Comprehensive Review

Observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases of Lassa fever is 15%, and early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival.

A Vocabulary of Dis-Ease: Argumentation, Hot Zones, and the Intertextuality of Bioterrorism

This article examines the manner in which post-Cold War U.S. public discourse about biological terrorism has been inflected by the intertextuality of U.S. encounters with viruses such as Ebola. In

Concocting Viral Apocalypse: Catastrophic Risk and the Production of Bio(in)security

The post-9/11 era featured an unprecedented expansion of global biodefense initiatives. This essay chronicles the rise of biodefense by tracking biological risk construction across political,

Killing a Killer: What Next for Smallpox?

The narrative of smallpox did not stop with its eradication as a pandemic human disease, and the authors find ourselves still wrestling with an issue that intermingles public health policy, philosophy, national security, and bioterrorism, and affects their perceptions of research ethics with extreme pathogens in general.

The Tyranny of Experts: Analytic Misperception and the Rise of State-Run Biological Weapons Programs A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at George Mason University

THE TYRANNY OF EXPERTS – ANALYTIC MISPERCEPTION AND THE RISE OF STATE-RUN BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMS Brian D. Nordmann, PhD George Mason University, 2008 Dissertation Director: Christopher J. Davis

Disasters Past and Present: New Challenges for the EU 1

Abstract Since the drafting of the European Security Strategy in 2003, the European Union has devoted ever more attention to the various emergencies that affect the safety and security of its

Smallpox and smallpox vaccination

Compulsory vaccination was discontinued in the U.S. in 1972; the world was declared free of smallpox infection in 1980. Since that time, no new smallpox infections have been recognized, and only

Keeping the lock on smallpox

Two studies revitalize efforts to create a new smallpox vaccine; one study moves vaccine production from animals into tissue culture; the other examines duration of immunity in already vaccinated individuals.