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biological weapons, an weapons which can kill many and that also by means of biology this may refer as silent killer as being describe in many science fiction movies like resident evil etc

biological weapons, an weapons which can kill many and that also by means of biology this may refer as silent killer as being describe in many science fiction movies like resident evil etc

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  • 1. Innovation For life
  • 2. WELCOME TO THE NEW ERa of HUMAN EXTINCTION
  • 3. WHAT ARE BIOWEAPONS  BIO IN SIMPLE STANDS FOR LIFE  WEAPONS STANDS FOR LIFE KILLING AGENT
  • 4. Biological weapons are toxic materials produced from pathogenic organisms (usually microbes) or artificially manufactured toxic substances that are used to intentionally interfere with the biological processes of a host.These substances work to kill or incapacitate the host. Biological weapons may be used to target living organisms such as humans, animals or vegetation.They may also be used to contaminate nonliving substances such as air, water and soil.
  • 5. Biological agents Bacteria Fungi Protist Virus
  • 6. DISEASE  Anthrax Bacillus anthracis  Cholera Vibrio cholera  Diphtheria Corynebacterium diphtheria  Plague Yersinia pestis CAUSATIVE AGAENT
  • 7. WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF BIOLOGICS AS WEAPONS?  May be easier, faster to produce and more cost-effective than other weapons  Potential for dissemination over large geographic area  High morbidity and mortality  Creates panic  Person-to-person transmission possible (smallpox, plague, and viral hemorrhagic fever)  Difficult to diagnose and/or treat
  • 8.  Inexpensive and easy to produce  Can be aerosolized (1-10 µm)  Survives sunlight, drying, heat  Cause lethal or disabling disease  Person-to-person transmission  No effective treatment
  • 9.  Generate high levels of panic among population  Easy to obtain  Inexpensive  Easy to produce in mass quantities  Can be relatively easily “weaponized” or altered for maximum effect (even with genetic manipulation)  High infectivity  High person-to-person contagion  High mortality
  • 10. Symptoms of Potential Bioterrorism Diseases - Challenges of Detection Anthrax Plague Q fever Tularemia Smallpox Agent Mediastinitis Pneumonia Pleuritis, hepatitis Pneumonia Pustules Clinical Effect } Headache Fever Malaise Cough Initial Symptoms
  • 11. Operation Desert Storm  The United Nations confirmed that Iraq had weaponized anthrax, botulism and ricin. An anthrax vaccination program was initiated for troops engaged in Operation Desert Storm. (After the war, Iraq admitted testing weaponized anthrax in missiles.) GULF WAR 1991
  • 12. Copyright © 2005 by NAAEP. All rights reserved. THE ESCHAR OF CUTANEOUS ANTHRAX
  • 13.  US Series  18 cases in 101 years  Last Pulmonary Case 1976  Sverdlosk, USSR:  Large outbreak from weapons plant  Highly perverted data…KGB, Meselson  2001 US?
  • 14. REFERENCE BOOKS :  Brooks  ICSE Biology-1 URLs :  http://www.americanscience.com  http://www.google.com  http://www.bioschool.com
  • 15. Any Questions?