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This book consists of nine chapters, written by international authorities, discussing various aspects of bioterrorism preparedness and response. Five of the chapters are agent-specific and highlight the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment, and the potential of specific organisms (Rickettsia and Yersinia pestis) or toxins (ricin, botulinum neurotoxins, and staphylococcal enterotoxins) to be used for nefarious purposes. Four chapters discuss different aspects of detecting and responding to a bioterrorism attack. These include methods for spatio-temporal disease surveillance, international laboratory response strategies, detection of botulinum neurotoxins in food and other matrices, and the use of physical methods (ie Raman spectroscopy) to detect spores.

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BioterrorismEdited by Stephen Morse

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1097

ISBN: 978-953-51-0205-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6867-6

Copyright year: 2012

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5 Crossref Citations

26 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Current Methods for Detecting the Presence of Botulinum Neurotoxins in Food and Other Biological Samples

By Luisa W. Cheng, Kirkwood M. Land and Larry H. Stanker


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2. Detection of Bacillus Spores by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

By Stuart Farquharson, Chetan Shende, Alan Gift and Frank Inscore


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3. Staphylococcal Enterotoxins, Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B and Bioterrorism

By Martha L. Hale


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4. Diagnostic Bioterrorism Response Strategies

By Rickard Knutsson


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5. Recent Advancement in the Development of Vaccines Against Y. pestis - A Potential Agent of Bioterrorism

By Riyasat Ali and D.N. Rao


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6. Botulinum Neurotoxins

By Robert P. Webb, Virginia I. Roxas-Duncan and Leonard A. Smith


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7. Ricin Perspective in Bioterrorism

By Virginia I. Roxas-Duncan and Leonard A. Smith


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8. Spatio-Temporal Disease Surveillance

By Ross Sparks, Sarah Bolt and Chris Okugami


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9. Rickettsia and Rickettsial Diseases

By Xue-jie Yu and David H. Walker


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