Bioterror: Derms on front line

Roehr, Bob
August 2004
Dermatology Times;Aug2004, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p1
Trade Publication
The tactics of bioterrorism span the ages from the catapulating of plague-ravaged bodies over the parapets of a besieged medieval city to mailing of the stealthy, mysterious anthrax-tainted letters that sowed panic across the United States during 2001. Dermatologists ate likely to be on the front line in confronting and recognising tomorrow's bioterrorism incidents because so many of the associated diseases manifest in the skin. INSETS: New therapies;Testing;Stockpiling.


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