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What are the real threats of bioterrorism?

What are the real threats of bioterrorism?

We have already mentioned that the concept of weapons of mass destruction tends to be replaced by that of weapons of mass disruption (NBC-NRBce). After a new study of the bibliography, it appears that biological weapons are evolving very rapidly with new technologies and in particular those allowing genome manipulation: these new data are shaking…

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The 2020 Olympic Games in Japan and bioterrorism

The 2020 Olympic Games in Japan and bioterrorism

In a mini-review published in “ADC Letters for infectious disease control”, Eto A. and Kanatani Y. explain how Japan is preparing for a possible bioterrorist attack. The strategy to make Japan “the safest country in the world” is based on a “Sakigake” pilot project to promote the development of innovative drugs and other medical devices….

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Field tests for the detection of biological and chemical agents in the BCRNe

Field tests for the detection of biological and chemical agents in the BCRNe

The detection  First-aid workers may need to quickly identify the contents of a chemical and/or biological product spread on a surface in order to take appropriate protective and decontamination measures. This is the case, for example, of a white powder contained in an envelope. There are a number of systems on the market that are…

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Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Several recent scientific articles mention ricin again. Perhaps it is useful to remember its main characteristics and its place in the field of the CBRNE threat.   Definitions Among CBRN weapons, it is classic to distinguish between chemical and biological weapons. Chemical agents are gaseous, liquid or solid substances that can be used for their…

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