Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 8 Number 4, October 2001

Biological warfare: the facts

ECP Yuen

Recent international situation has brought our attention back to the imminent threat of biological weapon. Contrary to other weapons of mass destruction, biological warfare is relatively silent and invisible. This review will examine the history and characteristic of biological warfare. Several biological agents like Anthrax, Plaque, Smallpox, Tularemia and Viral Haemorrhagic Fever will be discussed in details. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2001;8:232-240)

Keywords : Anthrax, plague, small pox, Tularemia, T-2 Toxin

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