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Learn more about bioterrorism threats and how to control infections related to bioterrorism.


OVERVIEW:  The Brucellae are a group of gram-negative cocco-baccillary organisms, of which four species are pathogenic in humans.  Abattoir and laboratory workers infections suggest that Brucella spp. are highly infectious via the aerosol route.  It is estimated that inhalation of only 10 to 100 bacteria is sufficient to cause disease in man.  The relatively long […]

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Bioterrorism Bioterrorism is terrorism by intentional release or dissemination of biological agents (bacteria, viruses or toxins); these may be in a naturally-occurring or in a human-modified form. Definition According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): A bioterrorism attack is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to […]

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