About the book
Microbiota are omni-present to human life with attending beneficial and hazardous effects. This edited volume strives to elucidate for the reader from a rather diverse selection of information directions and cautions to protect human health. Biohazards encompass contact with biological substances posing threats to the health and well-being of humans and other living organisms. Microorganisms, viruses, and biological toxins can adversely affect human health. This book is organized to reflect present-day concerns for threats caused by a diversity of agents. Knowledge of the nature of specific and generalized biohazards is a pressing need to experts concerned with the recognition and response to such hazards, risks, and potential disasters. The variety of biological hazards responsible for significant damage leading to loss of life covers a vast research landscape requiring greater attention. The research efforts contained in this volume are an intense sampling of the biohazard possibilities awaiting close attention. The volume is expected to aid the current knowledge-base concerning these hazards and offer direction for future research.