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  • Claims On The Effectiveness Of The Vaccine
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    A Shot in the Dark Since the end of the Persian Gulf War, the United States along with the United Nations has struggled with Saddam Hussein to locate his "weapons of mass destruction". Saddam's persistence and dubious manner towards the United States military has raised concern for military protection. To combat biological threats, Secretary of Defense William Cohen implemented a mandatory military wide vaccination of all military members. Since the inception of the program, the program has been...
  • Anthrax Vaccine
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    Is the World in Danger of A chemical Warfare Hell is a place on earth and it is located 2300 miles south of Moscow in the middle of the Aral Sea. Its name is Vokroshdeniye Island. In English this means Renaissance Island. Renaissance Island was a Soviet Union biochemical test sight before its fall in 1990. They where testing such things as small pox, the plague, and most importantly anthrax. The Islands main mission was to develop a strain of the diseases that could be put into the warheads of S...
  • Their Members About The Anthrax Vaccine
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    ANTHRAX One of the most important responsibilities a Secretary of Defense has is to make sure the United States' military members are protected as much as possible from any type of harm. Since the cease-fire of the Gulf War, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have discovered that anthrax has become the number one biological threat to our troops. With finding this information, the Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen, has decided to ensure that each military member is protected from anthrax with its vac...
  • Intestinal Disease Form Of Anthrax
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    The germ warfare agent anthrax is a bacterium that, if inhaled, can kill a person in a matter of days. It sounds like science fiction, like something a mad scientist developed in a lab in hopes of taking over the world. In reality is an ancient disease of live stock and humans known since Biblical times. It just never made so many headlines before. Anthrax is an infectious disease known as Bacillus Anthracis. The bacterium can survive for centuries in a spore form. Their inside coating of armor ...
  • Anthrax Vaccination Program
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    Anthrax Vaccine: Safe and Effective, or Not? Intro: The Anthrax vaccine is a mandatory shot for military; while some people are willing to take the shot to save their lives, others believe if they take it, it will ruin theirs. I. The Anthrax Disease A. Anthrax is a bacterial infection caused by Bacillus Anthracis. 1. It primarily affects livestock, but can occasionally spread humans. a. The infection can be treated, but is almost always fatal. 2. The bacterium produces spores that lay dormant fo...
  • 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...
  • Anthrax Vaccination
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    The anthrax vaccination is the only known defense available for United States Troops against the deadly anthrax virus. Many experts have said it is not effective against inhalation anthrax. Studies have not been conclusive in their findings. The chance of living if you have received the anthrax vaccination seems better. More studies should be conducted outside the Department of Defense, with their cooperation, before the process to vaccinate troops continues. Anthrax is a disease normally associ...
  • Second Type Of Anthrax
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    Anthrax is a very real and dangerous threat to all people who come in contact with it. The bacterial infection is caused by the bacteriaium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax is divided into three categories all are contracted in different ways. The first type is called Cutaneous Anthrax; this is where anthrax spores make contact with the skin. If there is a cut or a lesion then a person can be infected. Cutaneous Anthrax is the most common way to get anthrax, but is also the least lethal. The second t...
  • Initial Symptoms For Inhalation Al Anthrax
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    Anthrax is the preferred biological warfare agent because: It is highly lethal. 100 million lethal doses per gram of anthrax material (100,000 times deadlier than the deadliest chemical warfare agent). Silent, invisible killer. Inhalation al anthrax is virtually always fatal. There are low barriers to production. Low cost of producing the anthrax material. Not high-technology. Knowledge is widely available. Easy to produce in large quantities. It is easy to weaponize. It is extremely stable. It ...
  • Anthrax Vaccine
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    Bin Laden overheard on radio U.S. officials say the voice on the Tora Bora broadcasts matches that of the terrorism suspect. Sunday, December 16, 2001 U.S. forces overheard and recorded Osama bin Laden giving orders over a short-range radio. Bin Laden's fighters are scattering across the rocky and forested mountains as they attempt to surrender, hide or escape. Bin Laden's whereabouts remain unknown, but many U.S. officials and Afghan commanders believe he is still cornered in Tora Bora, where h...
  • Us A Live Attenuated Measles Virus Vaccine
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    Preventative measures to limit the spread of communicable, infectious diseases have been practiced since ancient times. A simple, but often cruel, safeguard was to separate diseased from healthy individuals by isolation or quarantine. These infectious diseases have had significant impacts on life expectancy, infant mortality and population growth. With the exception of safe and clean water no other modality not even antibiotics has had such a major effect on mortality reduction and population gr...
  • Anthrax Spores From Contaminated Animal Products
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    Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium. The most common victims of anthrax are warm-blooded animals, but it can also infect humans. Anthrax spores can be produced in a powdery form for biological warfare. When inhaled by humans, these particles cause respiratory failure and death within a week. Because anthrax is considered to be a potential agent for use in biological warfare, the Department of Defense (DOD), in 1998, announced it would...
  • Anthrax Bacterial Vaccination
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    Anthrax, in Other Words Death The Anthrax Bacterial Virus is very deadly. If the right precautions aren't taken and any animal or human comes in contact with, it the infected one will suddenly become severely ill and then die within so many days. What this means is that before you come in contact with the virus, the Anthrax Bacterial Vaccination is highly recommenced, in case of any unwanted infections. The Anthrax Vaccine is not experimental or in the process of being investigated, it has been ...
  • Opponents Of The Mandatory Anthrax Vaccination Program
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    Anthrax Vaccination Program On Anthrax Vaccination Program Essay, Research Paper On May 18, 1998, Secretary of Defense William Cohen approved a plan to vaccinate all U.S. service members for anthrax. This plan has caused a fierce ethical debate over the legitimacy of this vaccination. The Department of Defense claims the vaccination is completely safe and has been in use for decades. Some doctors dispute this claim, and contend the vaccination may not be effective against weapon versions of anth...

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