“Inconvenient Truths” in the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge and Public Health

Relman, David A.
January 2014
Journal of Infectious Diseases;Jan2014, Vol. 209 Issue 2, p170
Academic Journal
The author reflects on scientific, public health, and security implications associated with the vast knowledge about botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum as of January 2014. Topics discussed include severity of botulinum neurotoxin type H (BoNT/H), risk mitigation measures concerning the spread of the disease, and analysis of properties of transmissibility in BoNT/H. Also referred are some studies published within the issue addressing BoNT/H issues.


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