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Gives readers a detailed understanding of how specific biological weapons work and how those affected by the weapons would be treated* Teaches the reader to recognize the symptoms of each biological weapon and understand the threat these weapons pose* Concentrates on the weapons considered the greatest threats by the CDC such as Anthrax, Botulism, Smallpox, Ricin toxin, Ebola, Plague, and Viral encephalitis* Provides a detailed understanding of how specific biological weapons work and how to recognize the symptoms of those affected by the weapons as well as how they would be treated* Includes…mehr

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Gives readers a detailed understanding of how specific biological weapons work and how those affected by the weapons would be treated* Teaches the reader to recognize the symptoms of each biological weapon and understand the threat these weapons pose* Concentrates on the weapons considered the greatest threats by the CDC such as Anthrax, Botulism, Smallpox, Ricin toxin, Ebola, Plague, and Viral encephalitis* Provides a detailed understanding of how specific biological weapons work and how to recognize the symptoms of those affected by the weapons as well as how they would be treated* Includes case studies, chapter review questions, and the instructor's supplemental materials include PowerPoint presentations, a Test Bank, and suggestions for student projects* Begins with a primer on microbiology, the human immune system's response to these biological agents, and the defense agencies involved with protecting the public against these agents
  • Produktdetails
  • Wiley Series on Homeland Defense and Security
  • Verlag: Wiley / Wiley & Sons
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 1W118830590
  • 1. Auflage
  • Seitenzahl: 356
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22. April 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 240mm x 161mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 701g
  • ISBN-13: 9781118830598
  • ISBN-10: 1118830598
  • Artikelnr.: 43599536
Autorenporträt
Kristy Young Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina. She has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate biology courses, including General Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Descriptive Histology. She developed an entirely new Bioterrorism course that she has taught regularly since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina and a doctorate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.Paul Matthew Nolan is an Associate Professor of Biology, Behavior, and Disease Ecology at The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina as well as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Marine Biology, and Graduate Program in Environmental Studies at The College of Charleston. In 2012 he was awarded the Faculty Spotlight Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship from The Citadel. He has published extensively on the influence of condition and parasites on individual condition in a wide variety of bird species.
Inhaltsangabe
PREFACE xvACKNOWLEDGMENTS xviiABOUT THE COMPANION WEBSITE xixINTRODUCTION 1UNIT I AGENTS IMMUNITY AND AGENCIES 51 Bacteria Toxins and Viruses 71.1 Bacteria 71.2 Toxins 151.3 Viruses 171.4 Genetic Engineering 21Chapter 1 Summary 23Chapter 1: Review Questions 242 The Human Immune System 272.1 The Defense 272.2 The Offense 29Chapter 2 Summary 35Chapter 2 Review Questions 363 Defense Agencies 373.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) 373.2 The World Health Organization (www.who.int) 403.3 The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (www.usamriid.army.mil) 423.4 The United States Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov) 453.5 The Biological Toxins and Weapons Convention (www.un.org.disarmament/WMD/Bio/) 47Chapter 3 Summary 48Chapter 3 Review Questions 49UNIT I REVIEW 51UNIT II BACTERIA 534 Anthrax 554.1 The Agent 564.2 Symptoms 604.3 Treatment 634.4 History 65Chapter 4 Summary 71Chapter 4 Review Questions 72References 735 Plague 755.1 The Agent 765.2 Symptoms 795.3 Treatment 815.4 History 82Chapter 5 Summary 87Chapter 5 Review Questions 88References 896 Tularemia 916.1 The Agent 926.2 Symptoms 946.3 Treatment 976.4 History 98Chapter 6 Summary 100Chapter 6 Review Questions 101References 1027 Cholera 1037.1 The Agent 1047.2 Symptoms 1077.3 Treatment 1097.4 History 110Chapter 7 Summary 113Chapter 7 Review Questions 114References 115UNIT II REVIEW 117UNIT III TOXINS 1198 Ricin 1218.1 The Agent 1228.2 Symptoms 1258.3 Treatment 1278.4 History 128Chapter 8 Summary 130Chapter 8 Review Questions 131References 1329 Botulinum Toxin 1359.1 The Agent 1379.2 Symptoms 1399.3 Treatment 1449.4 History 145Chapter 9 Summary 147Chapter 9 Review Questions 148References 14910 Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B 15110.1 The Agent 15210.2 Symptoms 15310.3 Treatment 15610.4 History 156Chapter 10 Summary 158Chapter 10 Review Questions 158References 159UNIT III REVIEW 161UNIT IV VIRUSES 16311 Ebola 16511.1 The Agent 16611.2 Symptoms 16911.3 Treatment 17011.4 History 171Chapter 11 Summary 174Chapter 11 Review Questions 176References 17712 Smallpox 17912.1 The Agent 18012.2 Symptoms 18212.3 Treatment 18712.4 History 188Chapter 12 Summary 194Chapter 12 Review Questions 196References 19613 Hantavirus 19913.1 The Agent 20013.2 Symptoms 20213.3 Treatment 20513.4 History 205Chapter 13 Summary 207Chapter 13 Review Questions 208References 20914 Viral Encephalitis 21114.1 The Agent 21214.2 Symptoms 21414.3 Treatment 21614.4 History 216Chapter 14 Summary 218Chapter 14 Review Questions 219References 21915 Nipah Virus 22115.1 The Agent 22215.2 Symptoms 22315.3 Treatment 22515.4 History 225Chapter 15 Summary 227Chapter 15 Review Questions 228References 22816 Lassa Fever 23116.1 The Agent 23216.2 Symptoms 23416.3 Treatment 23516.4 History 235Chapter 16 Summary 239Chapter 16 Review Questions 240References 24117 Marburg Virus 24317.1 The Agent 24417.2 Symptoms 24617.3 Treatment 24717.4 History 248Chapter 17 Summary 252Chapter 17 Review Questions 253References 254UNIT IV REVIEW 25518 Looking Ahead: Policies Procedures and Prevention 25918.1 Policies and Procedures 25918.2 Prevention 266Chapter 18 Summary 267Chapter 18 Review Questions 268References 269APPENDICES 271Appendix I Field Identification of Biological Warfare Agents (FIBWA) 273Appendix II Biological Agent Identification and Counterterrorism Training (BAIT) 279Appendix III Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating Poisonous or Other Gases and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (1925 Geneva Convention) 285Appendix IV Convention on the Prohibition of the Development Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction 287Appendix V States Parties Signatories and States not Members of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention 291Appendix VI The Evidence Implicating Ivins ExcerptFrom: Amerithrax Investigative Summary 295ANSWERS TO CHAPTER REVIEW QUESTIONSAND UNIT REVIEWS 305GLOSSARY 319INDEX 331