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.
are relatively easier for terrorists to handle as they are potentially devastating and much easier to make and transport than a nuclear weapon.
On the positive side, the anthrax attacks spurred Congress to increase funding for bioweapons
research, including passage in 2004 of the Project Bioshield Act, which will provide $5.
in 1975, the Senate Church Committee confirms from a CIA memorandum that US "defensive" bioweapons
are stockpiled at Fort Detrick, MD - including anthrax, encephalitis, tuberculosis, shellfish toxin, and food poisons;
and partner agencies suspected: that Iraq had retained its bioweapons
program in spite of UN sanctions.
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).
The two areas of American law most immediately affected by bioweapons
would be public health law and the law managing disasters or emergencies.
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.
Holmes to his detailed discussion of the bioweapons
In the long term, these efforts will form a basis for the rational design of pathogen- or class-specific immunotherapeutics, as well as adjuvants that will enhance the future development of vaccines against potential bioweapons
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2001), the four categories of bioweapons
are as follows: (a) bacteria such as plague, anthrax, and tularemia; (b) viruses such as smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fevers; (c) rickettsias such as Q fever; and (d) toxins such as botulinum, ricin, and mycotoxins.
A dramatic increase in classified threat-assessment research is imminent, including the exploration of potential new bioweapons
agents and technologies.