Biological Agent

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Biological Agent

A living thing such as a fungus or virus that is used in biological ammunition. A biological agent is used in biowarfare and bioterrorism. Well known examples include anthrax and bubonic plague.
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c) to help identify the perpetrators of the attack or the threat caused by biological agents or toxins in case of abuse.
1: Biological Warfare (BW): It is the military use of biological agents where targets of agents are predominately soldiers governments or resources that might hinder a nation's ability to attack and/or defend it.
Despite this history, biological agents have not been instruments of choice for terrorism as explosives and guns account for more than 99% of all weapons used by terrorists (Global Center for Traumatology, 2003).
In today's paradigm, patients who fail topical therapies and whose psoriasis affects more than 10% of body surface area should go straight to consideration of biological agents, older systemic therapies, or phototherapy on an equal footing as the next step in treatment, said Dr.
The other part of the picture is the handling of biological agents and toxins.
The lab work performed with biological agents and materials is diverse, ranging from forensic identification, clinical diagnosis, and basic research through development and manufacturing of therapeutics and vaccines.
cities disappearing into Iraqi-created mushroom clouds, or of unmanned Iraqi drones raining chemical or biological agents on defenseless Americans.
These instruments can give troops an idea of the chemical composition of a cloud or indicate whether the cloud contains small aerosol particles that are the size of biological agents that they suspect the enemy possesses.
The company's technology provides an instant, non-invasive detection of pathogens and poisons, including Aflatoxins, Anthrax, smallpox and other harmful chemical and biological agents.
Chandler and Landrigan point out that a bioterrorist attack will not result in the conventional "lights and sirens" response because of the incubation period that many biological agents need to infect those exposed.
IRAQ is hiding an array of deadly weaponry - including nerve gas chemicals, biological agents and mustard gas shells, the US believes.
This system uses patented ATP bioluminescence technology to test for non-specific biological agents, and then signals another system that can accurately identify the particular agent.

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