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Document ID (ISN)102867
CIS number 03-1924
ISBN(s) 2-84299-387-X
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bricaire F., Bossi P.
Title Bioterrorism
Original title Bioterrorisme [in French]
Bibliographic information Elsevier SAS, 23 rue Limois, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France, 2003. 115p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 25.00.
Abstract The events that occurred in the United States during October 2001, with the sending of letters containing spores of anthrax, led many countries to reconsider the bioterrorism as a possible threat. Numerous infectious agents could be used as biological weapons, some of which are little known. Following a definition of bioterrorism, this publication describes the following biological agents that could be used with terrorist intent, together with their related clinical symptoms: anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularaemia, botulism, haemorrhagic fever, glanders, Q fever, viral encephalitis, bruccelosis, toxins. It also explains how to recognize these pathologies and confirm the diagnosis, the actions to follow, the therapy and the prophylaxis. Finally, it presents the French emergency plans in the event of a biological attack.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; terrorism; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) France; medical treatment; tularaemia; Q fever; anthrax; brucellosis; glanders; plague; smallpox; diagnosis; emergency organization; safety planning; vaccination; prophylaxis; ricin
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Violence and terrorism
Bacterial and parasitic diseases