Anthrax as a Biological Weapon Analytical Essay by NMcRae

Anthrax as a Biological Weapon
An analysis of anthrax and its potential use as a biological weapon in the 21st century.
# 64696 | 1,191 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005 | AU

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This paper analyses how anthrax is a powerful biological weapon, which when used appropriately, may result in the death of thousands or even millions of people. It examines how, in order to maximise the efficiency of a response to a bio-terrorist attack involving anthrax, wider knowledge of the microbiology and spore formation of anthrax is needed, as well as effective biological counter measures to ensure the safety of civilian populations.
Introduction Releasing Anthrax
Epidemiology Symptoms
Pathology Methods of Control
Conclusion Bibliography Appendix

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"Releasing anthrax would be relative simple, a cloud of anthrax spores released in a strategic location, with a high civilian population, could kill thousands or even millions of people if released according. A lethal dosage of anthrax is considered to be 10,000 spores; 80% of a population that inhaled such a dose would die. Less than one millionth of a gram is invariably fatal within a couple of days after exposure. (REF) An anthrax aerosol would be odourless and invisible following release and would have the potential to travel many kilometres."

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