Biological warfare
Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or ...
Biological warfare - Wikipedia
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Mosquito-borne chikungunya may cause fatal brain infection
Encephalitis in patients infected with the chikungunya virus is far more common than previously thought, according to a new study of an outbreak. Chikungunya, which originated in Africa, was first see...
Protein Found To Play A Key Role In Blocking Pathogen Survival
Calprotectin fends off microbial invaders by limiting access to iron, an important nutrient. Invading microbial pathogens must scavenge essential nutrients from their host organism in order to survive...
Trials show Ebola vaccine is 'highly effective'
A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus being trialled in Guinea is "highly effective," the World Health Organization said Friday.
Pentagon Inadvertently Shipped Live Anthrax To Labs In Nine States
"The Department of Defense is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis, also k...
Deadly bacteria release sparks concern at Louisiana lab
A dangerous type of bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, that lives in soil and water and can kill up to half the people it infects has somehow been released from a high-security laboratory at the Tul...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone vice-president quarantined
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.
Tiny biotech says it may have an answer for Ebola
A tiny biotechnology company, Hemispherx Biopharma Inc., says it may have a foolproof solution for the Ebola virus.
Ebola virus is MUTATING claim scientists tracking fatal outbreak
THE DEADLY Ebola virus responsible killing more than 8,500 people in West Africa has mutated, scientists believe.
Biological warfare
In 1965 a low flying military plane sprayed a 32 mile trail of germs that cause a lethal disease called Tularaemia or (rabbit fever). Drifting over a vast sw...
Botulinum toxin
Clostridium Botulinum produces the deadliest toxin to humans, 6 million times deadlier than rattlesnake venom.
Ricin
A neo-Nazi who made the poison ricin and plotted to overthrow the government has been jailed for 10 years. Police found the deadly chemical when they raided ...
Anthrax - Video
A video illustrating the behaviour of the anthrax pathogen, an acute infectious bacterium called Bacillus Anthracis. Developed by a company specializing in b...
History of biological warfare
Various types of biological warfare (BW) have been practiced repeatedly throughout history. This has included the use of biological agents (microbes and plants) as well as the biotoxins, including ven...
Entomological warfare
Entomological warfare (EW) is a type of biological warfare that uses insects to attack the enemy. The concept has existed for centuries and research and development have continued into the modern era....
Entomological warfare - Wikipedia
Biodefense
Biodefense refers to short term, local, usually military measures to restore biosecurity to a given group of persons in a given area who are, or may be, subject to biological warfare— in the civ...
United States biological weapons program
The United States biological weapons program officially began in spring 1943 on orders from U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. Research continued following World War II as the U.S. built up a large st...
United States biological weapons program - Wikipedia
United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction
The United Kingdom possesses, or has possessed, a variety of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. The United Kingdom is one of the five official nuclear we...
United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia
Soviet biological weapons program
The Soviet Union began a biological weapons program in the 1920s. During World War II, Joseph Stalin was forced to move his biological weapons (BW) operations out of the path of advancing German force...
Special Research Units
The Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department was a department of the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the dissolution of the Army in 1945. While its public mission was to prevent the s...
South Africa and weapons of mass destruction
From the 1960s to the 1980s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Six nuclear weapons were assembled. Before the anticip...
South Africa and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia
Bioterrorism
Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents. These agents are bacteria, viruses, or toxins, and may be in a naturally occurring or a human-modifie...
Bioterrorism - Wikipedia
T-2 mycotoxin
T-2 is a trichothecene mycotoxin. It is a naturally occurring mold byproduct of Fusarium spp. fungus which is toxic to humans and animals. The clinical condition it causes is alimentary toxic aleukia...
T-2 mycotoxin - Wikipedia
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
In the field of molecular biology, enterotoxin type B, also known as Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), this is an enterotoxin produced by the gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It is a ...
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B - Wikipedia
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Mosquito-borne chikungunya may cause fatal brain infection
Encephalitis in patients infected with the chikungunya virus is far more common than previously thought, according to a new study of an outbreak. Chikungunya, which originated in Africa, was first see...