There has been little public information available about bioweapons
activities in North Korea, but the report argues that complacency is a major risk and efforts should be made to combat any potential emerging bioweapons
In the bioweapons
report from Harvard University in the US and Cardiff software firm AMPLYFI, 23,000 sites on the dark web containing biological references were found to have links to North Korea.
4) Although the CDC has been able to categorize a list of agents that are likely to be used as bioweapons
there are additional diseases and variations of biological agents that are of great concern.
Terrorist groups lack the technology, the safety equipment, and the expertise to make the virus into hearty, contagious bioweapons
like Anthrax or Small Pox.
Sited behind trees and concrete and barbed-wire, the new Kazakh Central Reference Laboratory will partly take the place of the aging buildings close by where the USSR kept some of its finest prospective bioweapons
and where scientists study those strong pathogens currently.
That claim was proven false, and Latif strongly denied Janabi's claim of mobile bioweapons
trucks and another allegation that 12 people had died during an accident at a secret bioweapons
facility in southeast Baghdad.
There is much evidence suggesting terrorists are likely to use bioweapons
This dread seemed to subsist as post-9/11 subtext; many commentators, either explicitly or implicitly, upped the pervasive angst by conveying the view that bioweapons
development crossed a significant normative boundary.
Were a bioweapons
attack to be directed against the nation by a determined network of foreign terrorists, time would be of the essence.
the US has had an active biological warfare program since at least the 1940s; in 1941, it implements a secret program to develop offensive and allegedly defensive bioweapons
using controversial testing methods; most research and development is at Fort Detrick, MD; beginning in 2008, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore labs will also conduct it; production and testing are at Pine Bluff, AR and Dugway Proving Ground, UT;
Branches in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Madison, and Cambridge are also near biodefense or bioweapons
labs that feed into military research.
The device, known as the HemopurifierTM, is a broad-spectrum treatment countermeasure against drug and vaccine resistant bioweapons
, naturally evolving pandemic threats such as H5N1 Avian Flu, and chronic infectious disease targets including Hepatitis-C (HCV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Biodefense medicine primarily concerns respiratory infections because bioweapons
in their deadliest form disperse Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, the causes of anthrax and plague, and highly contagious viruses like smallpox, Ebola, and Marburg as aerosols.
Each essay receives a brief introduction, a summary of main points, and an overview of the issue, whether it be military defenses of bioweapons
, experiments of nations considering bioweaponry, or a review of different types of such weapons.
Especially revealing is author Kurt Pitzer's cavalier reference to "the bioweapons