Beyond Anthrax

The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases

  • Suzanne M. Lutwick
  • Larry I. Lutwick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Daniel R. Lucey, Joel G. Breman, Donald A. Henderson
    Pages 17-54
  3. Petra C. F. Oyston, Richard W. Titball
    Pages 55-76
  4. Daniel S. Shapiro
    Pages 77-84
  5. Jeremy Sobel
    Pages 85-105
  6. Daniel G. Bausch, C. J. Peters
    Pages 107-144
  7. Pooja Tolaney, Larry I. Lutwick
    Pages 145-158
  8. Mohammad Mooty, Larry I. Lutwick
    Pages 159-180
  9. Larry I. Lutwick, Jeremy Gradon, Jonathan Zellen
    Pages 181-205
  10. Jeremy Sobel, John C. Watson
    Pages 207-224
  11. Isaac B. Weisfuse
    Pages 225-237
  12. Lance Gable, James G. Hodge Jr
    Pages 239-252
  13. Peter N. Wenger, William Halperin, Edward Ziga
    Pages 253-278
  14. David M. Benedek, Thomas A. Grieger
    Pages 279-293
  15. David Brown
    Pages 295-313
  16. David Perlin
    Pages 317-334
  17. Forrest W. Nutter, Lawrence V. Madden
    Pages 335-363
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 365-374

About this book

Introduction

Biological warfare has, unfortunately, in the post 9/11 world become a significant topic of discussion in both the medical and lay presses. In the wake of the biological "letter bombs" containing anthrax spores, the possibility of biologic and/or toxic attacks on civilians in any part of the world became no longer a possibility. It is now part of common discussion and consciousness.

This book presents the history of the topics and clinically relevant discussions on those high risk (Category A) diseases beyond anthrax as well as a number of infections and toxins at the Category B level. Importantly, in addition, the text includes sections on Public Health Infrastructure, Public Health Law, Surveillance, Mental Health Management and Media Role all of which relate to epidemics of any sort, not just intentional biological events.

Beyond Anthrax: The Weaponization of Infectious Diseases is a product that should serve as a reference point for clinicians, epidemiologists and public health personnel to understand in practical detail many of the aspects of weapons of biowarfare as well as the appropriate responses to them. It will be an invaluable information source for all those with an interest in biological warfare, including those who require a detailed, organized primer on the diseases thought to be those on the forefront of risk.

 

 

Larry I. Lutwick, MD is Director of the Infectious Disease Unit at the Brooklyn Campus of the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Health Care System in Brooklyn, New York and Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

Suzanne M. Lutwick, MPH is Director of Grant Development for the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation in Hackensack, New Jersey and adjunct faculty at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and at Seton Hall University, East Orange, New Jersey.

Keywords

Anthrax Diseases Lutwick Weaponization infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne M. Lutwick
  • Larry I. Lutwick

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-326-4
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-438-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-326-4
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