Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease

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Malcolm R. Dando, G.S. Pearson, Bohumir Kriz
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Social Science - 171 pages
There is increasing concern over the possible use of biological weapons. If they are used, an attack will manifest as a disease outbreak among humans, animals or plants. It is thus important to be able to distinguish between natural disease outbreaks and the result of such an attack. The bok discusses the scientific and technical means available to investigate this question and then goes on to consider the agents of concern. The book concludes with a look forward to future developments.
 

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Contents

Outbreaks of Disease
21
The Agents of Concern 31
35
Characteristics of Natural Outbreaks of Crop Diseases 49
63
Scientific Techniques to Distinguish Natural
87
The WHO Role
101
Possible Participation of
143
Index
169
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