Biological Weapons

I'm in the process of researching this rather complex issue.
For the time being, here are a few references.

Introductory

The whole field of medical microbiology began with the study of anthrax in the mid-1800s. The first microscope photos of a bacteria was of Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes the disease.

A 2004 anthrax outbreak in wild Chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast has sparked concerns about the spread of this disease to humans.

What can be used as a biological weapon?

Researchers discover how anthrax toxin harms the human body

http://www.nature.com/nsu/030901/030901-2.html (but this is being debated)

Reports

Potential BioWeapons Threats from the "experts": the US Army

Bioterrorism as a Public Health Threat

Action/Prevention

World Health Organization

Bioterrorism: How prepared are we?

Bioterrorism Resource Center (Medscape) VERY GOOD!

Bibliography of organizations against the
Proliferation of Biological Weapons

Federation of American Scientists
The Henry L. Stimson Center
Harvard Sussex Program
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute articles from MIPT


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