Scientific and Technical Means of Distinguishing Between Natural and Other Outbreaks of Disease
Malcolm R. Dando, G.S. Pearson, Bohumir Kriz
Springer Science & Business Media, May 31, 2001 - 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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