Biological Weapons Defense

Infectious Diseases and Counterbioterrorism

ISBN: 978-1-58829-184-4 (Print) 978-1-59259-764-2 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. Preparation and Military Support for a Possible Bioterrorism Incident

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      Pages 3-22

      Department of Defense Capabilities Supporting Bioterrorism Response

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      Pages 23-39

      Modeling for Bioterrorism Incidents

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      Pages 41-61

      Biological Weapons Defense

  3. Medical Countermeasures and Decontamination

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-78

      Pathogenesis by Aerosol

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      Pages 79-97

      Bacillus anthracis and the Pathogenesis of Anthrax

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      Pages 99-120

      Virologic and Pathogenic Aspects of the Variola Virus (Smallpox) as a Bioweapon

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      Pages 121-153

      Plague Vaccines

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      Pages 155-184

      Medical Protection Against Brucellosis

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      Pages 185-207

      Pathogenesis of and Immunity to Coxiella burnetii

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      Pages 209-237

      Glanders

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      Pages 239-253

      Medical Countermeasures for Filoviruses and Other Viral Agents

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      Pages 255-283

      Medical Defense Against Protein Toxin Weapons

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      Pages 285-315

      Antimicrobials for Biological Warfare Agents

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      Pages 317-331

      Nonspecific Immunomodulator Therapy

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      Pages 333-348

      Decontamination

  4. Emerging Threats and Future Preparation

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      Pages 349-349

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      Pages 351-359

      Definition and Overview of Emerging Threats

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      Pages 361-385

      Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections System Programs in Biodefense

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      Pages 387-415

      Information Resources and Database Development for Defense Against Biological Weapons

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      Pages 417-433

      Genomic Efforts With Biodefense Pathogens

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      Pages 435-452

      Genomics for Biodefense

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