Bioterrorism is an ongoing threat to global peace and health because weaponized agents are available to potential terrorist groups either directly or through scientists who may be willing to cooperate with terrorists. Biological weapons would have larger disastrous global health effects compared to chemical weapons. Therefore, there is a need for merging endeavors of the scientific community on the tasks of developing methodologies for prevention of biological attack/threat, for biological weapons control and for completing a biodefence system. This monograph is a result of such endeavors.
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