Accession Number : ADA435811


Title :   The Evolving Field of Biodefence: Therapeutic Developments and Diagnostics


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NATIONAL CANCER INST FREDERICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Burnett, James C ; Henchal, Erik A ; Schmaljohn, Alan L ; Bavari, Sina


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a435811.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The threat of bioterrorism and the potential use of biological weapons against both military and civilian populations have become major concerns for governments around the world. For perspective, in 2001, anthrax-tainted letters sent through the United States Postal Service resulted in several deaths, caused widespread public panic, and incurred a heavy economic toll. If such a small-scale act of bioterrorism could have such a huge impact, then the affects of a large-scale attack would be catastrophic. This review covers recent progress in developing therapeutic countermeasures against, and diagnostics for, such agents.


Descriptors :   *BIOTERRORISM , REPRINTS , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , CIVILIAN POPULATION , CHEMICAL ORDNANCE , ANTHRAX , POSTAL SERVICE , COUNTERMEASURES


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE