Anthrax: A Disease and a Weapon.- Plague as a Biological Weapon.- Tularemia and Bioterrorism.- Melioidosis and Glanders as Possible Biological Weapons.- Smallpox as a Weapon for Bioterrorism.- Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses as Biological Weapons.- Botulism as a Potential Agent of Bioterrorism.- Ricin: A Possible, Noninfectious Biological Weapon.- Bioterrorism Alert for Health Care Workers.- The Economics of Planning and Preparing for Bioterrorism.
Compiled by two leading experts in the field, this volume provides a concise, timely, and authoritative review of some of the most problematic infections of the new century. It presents issues and new ideas for preventing and controlling infectious diseases.
The foreword will be written by Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID and one of the leading experts on bioterrorism
Dr. Alibek is an extremely high profile person in the field and has been featured in the NY Times, the Washington Post, and on NOVA, CNN, the BBC's Historic Figures series, and more. He was the mastermind behind the former Soviet Union's biological weapons program for two decades and has written the popular book Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from the Inside by the Man Who Ran It (Random House)