© 2001

Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease

  • Malcolm Dando
  • Graham Pearson
  • Bohumir Kriz

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASDT, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tibor Tóth
    Pages 21-29
  3. Roque Monteleone-Neto
    Pages 31-34
  4. R. D’Amelio, O. Cosivi, D. L. Heymann
    Pages 101-109
  5. Erhard Geissler, John P. Woodall
    Pages 111-142
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


There is increasing concern over the possible use of biological weapons. If they are used, an attack will manifest as a disease outbreak among humans, animals or plants. It is thus important to be able to distinguish between natural disease outbreaks and the result of such an attack. The bok discusses the scientific and technical means available to investigate this question and then goes on to consider the agents of concern. The book concludes with a look forward to future developments.


Geschäftsordnung Nation emerging infectious emerging infectious disease infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Dando
    • 1
  • Graham Pearson
    • 1
  • Bohumir Kriz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Peace StudiesUniversity of BradfordEngland
  2. 2.Head of the Centre of Epidemiology and MicrobiologyNational Institute of Public HealthPragueCzech Republic

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