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  • Anthrax The Discovery Of Anthrax In Mail
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    Could someone use anthrax for a larger attack on American cities? Unfortunately, yes-and they could also use any of a series of other germs, some more lethal than anthrax. But it's not easy to get anthrax, and it's not easy to deploy. The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo tried to spread anthrax from its Tokyo office building in 1993 and failed dismally. Experts disagree on how dangerous it would be if someone sprinkled anthrax in, say, an office ventilation system or a subway car, but any larger atta...
  • Biological Attack With Spores
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    A minor scratch or abrasion, usually on an exposed area of the face or neck or arms, is infected by spores from the soil or a contaminated animal or carcass. The spores germinate, vegetative cells multiply, and a characteristic gelatinous edema develops at the site. This develops into papule within 12-36 hours after infection. The papule changes rapidly to a vesicle, then a pustule, and finally into a necrotic ulcer from Unlike chemical agents like Cyanide which disperse over time, Anthrax [spor...
  • Bacillus Anthracis Spores
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    Bacillus Anthracis Robert Koch discovered Bacillus Anthracis, the bacterium for the deadly disease, Anthrax, in 1877. Robert Koch grew the bacterium into a pure culture, demonstrated its ability to form endospores, and produced experimental Anthrax by injecting it into animals. Bacillus Anthracis was the first bacterium shown to be the cause of a disease. Bacillus Anthracis is a very large, gram positive spore forming rod. The organism is cultivated on ordinary nutrient medium and grows best aer...
  • Inhalation Anthrax
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    Anthrax is not a common disease. On average less than 5 Americans a year get infected with it by natural causes. Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by Bacillus Anthracis, a spore-forming bacterium most commonly found in domestic and wild animals. They contract it from contaminated soil, in which spores can remain active for decades. Humans can contract the disease if they are exposed to an infected animal, which most commonly happens on a farm because of the close contact between the farmer...
  • Initial Infective Agent Of The Disease Anthrax
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    Introduction Since September 11th, terrorism has featured regularly in the media causing widespread alarm. Since the postal attacks in the winter of 2001, in which Bacillus anthracis spores were delivered by mail to targets of terrorism, attention has turned to the possibility of terrorist attack using bio weapons. Bacillus anthracis: The Organism Bacillus anthracis spores, the initial infective agent of the disease anthrax are 1-2 f'Ym by 0.5-1 f'Ym in size (3). Once implanted the spore germina...
  • Anthrax And Small Pox
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    On September 11, 2001 one of America's worst attacks occurred. The Taliban designed and executed a plan that destroyed the lives of many people in New York and many other states. The Taliban cold heartedly high- jacked a commercial airplane and flew it into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These attacks left many children fatherless, wives turned into widows, parents loss children, and other members lost significant pieces of their families. The sad thing about the entire situation is th...
  • Anthrax As A Biological Weapon
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    ANTHRAX AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON An Overview of Biological Warfare The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of biological warfare and it's agents. The main focus will be on Anthrax bacteria as a biological weapon and the effects it has on the bodily functions. A History of Biological Warfare Before we get into the various aspects of Biological warfare it is important to understand exactly what it is. According to the website designed by students in Chem 450 at Cal Poly (web drjones / che...

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