Anthrax evidence implies US culprit
- Anthrax: What You Need to Know. Quinn, Christopher J. // Review of Optometry;12/15/2001, Vol. 138 Issue 12, p70
Focuses on the signs and symptoms of anthrax disease in the United States. Need for health practitioners to be familiar with potential biological weapons; Cause of anthrax infection; Types of anthrax infections in humans.
- Anthrax update. Hasenauer, Heike // Soldiers;Sep98, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p16
Reports that the entire force of the United States (US) military will begin receiving the six-shot series of anthrax vaccinations between 1998 and 2003. Explanation on biological agents; Details on the disease caused by the anthrax virus; Reasons to defer vaccination.
- Bioterrorism Alleging Use of Anthrax and Interim Guidelines for Management--United States, 1998. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/5/1999, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p69
Provides the findings of probe on letters allegedly contained anthrax that were sent to health clinics on October 30, 1998 in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Background of anthrax disease; Interim guidance for public health authorities on bioterrorism related to anthrax; Groups that were...
- Bioweapons: NEW LABS, MORE TERROR? Choffnes, Eileen // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p29
Presents information on the first anthrax letter mailed in the U.S. on September 18, 2001. Background on anthrax; Actions taken by the U.S. government in response to the biological terror threat; Problems with the increased investments in biological defense; Effect of the weapons treaty on the...
- Trail of terror. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;10/27/2001, Vol. 172 Issue 2314, p4
Reports on the threat of terrorist attacks using biological weapons, such as anthrax, against the United States. Speculation regarding the source of the anthrax strain; Targets and victims of anthrax attacks in the U.S.; Background information on anthrax and its use as a biochemical weapon.
- Russia's Biological Weapons Threat. Graeves, Rebecca K. // Orbis;Summer99, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p479
Investigates the threat of biological weapons (BW) in Russia. Information on an anthrax outbreak in 1979; Research and development in biological weapons conducted by the United States and the Soviet Union throughout the 1950s and 1960s; Characteristics of biological agents; Details on Russia BW...
- Caution: Gas mask required in this area. Allen, Kimberly // Marines;Apr98, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p24
Provides information on the United States military-wide anthrax immunization plan. Threat of biological weapons; Information on anthrax, a disease associated with plant-eating animals; Reasons for vaccination; Description of the anthrax vaccine; Contraindication of the vaccine.
- CDC Issues Guidelines on Illnesses Associated with Intentional Release of Biologic Agents. Ressel, Genevieve // American Family Physician;11/15/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p1761
Presents guidelines from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on illnesses associated with bioterrorist attacks. Bacteria causing anthrax; Clinical forms of anthrax; Categories of biologic agents with potential to be used as weapons.
- Vital moments. Ainsworth, Claire // New Scientist;10/27/2001, Vol. 172 Issue 2314, p7
Describes how the anthrax toxin infects and kills its victims. Different approaches to block the toxin; Efforts to develop an effective vaccine against the anthrax toxin; Scientific tests conducted on the anthrax toxin.