Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
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Reflecting the critical threat posed by biological warfare and terrorism in a post 9-11 world, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare (an update of Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare published in 1997) addresses the weaponization of biological agents, categorizing potential agents as food, waterborne, or agricultural agents or toxins, and discusses their respective epidemiology. Recent advances in biomedical knowledge are presented that include descriptions of individual agents and the illnesses induced. Authors discuss biotoxins and explain methods for early identification of anthrax, plague, smallpox, alphaviruses, and staphylococcal enterotoxins. Case studies and research on successful management practices, treatments, and antidotes are also included. Textbooks of Military Medicine. Zygmunt F. Dembek, senior editor.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

History of Biological Weapons: From Poisoned Darts to Intentional Epidemics

James W. Martin, George W. Christopher, and Edward M. Eitzen, Jr.

Food, Waterborne, and Agricultural Diseases

Zygmunt F. Dembek and Edwin L. Anderson

Epidemiology of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism

Zygmunt F. Dembek, Julie A. Pavlin, and Mark G. Kortepeter


Bret K. Purcell, Patricia L. Worsham, and Arthur M. Friedlander


Patricia L. Worsham, Thomas W. McGovern, Nicholas J. Vietri, and Arthur M. Friedlander


Bridget Carr Gregory and David M. Waag


Nicholas J. Vietri and David Deshazer


Matthew J. Hepburn, Arthur M. Friedlander, and Zygmunt F. Dembek


Bret K. Purcell, David L. Hoover, and Arthur M. Friedlander

Q Fever

David M. Waag

Smallpox and Related Orthopoxviruses

Peter B. Jahrling, John W. Huggins, M. Sofi Ibrahim, James V. Lawler, and James W. Martin

Alphavirus Encephalitides

Keith E. Steele, Douglas S. Reed, Pamela J. Glass, Mary Kate Hart, George V. Ludwig, William D. Pratt, Michael D. Parker, and Jonathan F. Smith

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Peter B. Jahrling, Aileen M. Marty, and Thomas W. Geisbert

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B and Related Toxins

Robert G. Ulrich, Catherine L. Wilhelmsen, and Teresa Krakauer


Mark A. Poli, Chad Roy, Kermit D. Huebner, David R. Franz, and Nancy K. Jaax

Botulinum Toxin

Zygmunt F. Dembek, Leonard A. Smith, and Janice M. Rusnak

Additional Toxins of Clinical Concern

Kermit D. Huebner, Robert W. Wannemacher, Jr., Bradley G. Stiles, Michel R. Popoff, and Mark A. Poli

Laboratory Identification of Biological Threats

Erik A. Henchal, George V. Ludwig, Chris A. Whitehouse, and John M. Scherer

Consequence Management: The National and Local Response

Kermit D. Huebner and James W. Martin

Medical Management of Potential Biological Casualties: A Stepwise Approach

Theodore J. Cieslak and George W. Christopher

Medical Countermeasures

Janice M. Rusnak, Ellen F. Boudreau, Matthew J. Hepburn, James W. Martin, and Sina Bavari


Catherine L. Wilhelmsen and Robert J. Hawley


Gretchen L. Demmin

Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Biodefense Research

Jeffrey E. Stephenson and Arthur O. Anderson

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Future Threats

Chris A. Whitehouse, Alan L. Schmaljohn, and Zygmunt F. Dembek

Abbreviations and Acronyms



This book content will primarily appeal to military healthcare providers. Emergency first providers and responders, specialists in biological warfare and terrorism may also have an interest in this authoritative material.

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