Bioterrorism: management of major biological agents

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006 Oct;63(19-20):2196-212. doi: 10.1007/s00018-006-6308-z.

Abstract

Bioterrorism is defined by the intentional or threatened of microorganisms or toxins derived from living organisms to cause death or diseases in humans, animals or plants on which we depend. The other major point is to generate fear in the population. More than 180 pathogens have been reported to be potential agents for bioterrorism. The following is an overview of several agents that could be involved in a biological attack.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anthrax / diagnosis
  • Anthrax / drug therapy
  • Anthrax / transmission
  • Bioterrorism*
  • Botulism / diagnosis
  • Botulism / drug therapy
  • Botulism / transmission
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Food Microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infections / diagnosis*
  • Plague / diagnosis
  • Plague / drug therapy
  • Plague / transmission
  • Smallpox / diagnosis
  • Smallpox / drug therapy
  • Smallpox / transmission
  • Tularemia / diagnosis
  • Tularemia / drug therapy
  • Tularemia / transmission