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Biological warfare agents

  • Miroslav Pohanka
  • Kamil Kuča
Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 100)

Abstract

Biological warfare agents are a group of pathogens and toxins of biological origin that can be potentially misused for military or criminal purposes. The present review attempts to summarize necessary knowledge about biological warfare agents. The historical aspects, examples of applications of these agents such as anthrax letters, biological weapons impact, a summary of biological warfare agents and epidemiology of infections are described. The last section tries to estimate future trends in research on biological warfare agents.

Keywords

Botulinum Toxin Bacillus Anthracis Rift Valley Fever Yersinia Pestis Rift Valley Fever Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miroslav Pohanka
    • 1
  • Kamil Kuča
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Advanced Studies and Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Military Health SciencesUniversity of DefenceHradec KraloveCzech Republic

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