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Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness
1st Edition - October 5, 2019
Editors: S.J.S. Flora, Vidhu Pachauri
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Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness provides detailed information on biological warfare agents and their mode of transmission and spread. In addition, it explains methods… Read more
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Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness provides detailed information on biological warfare agents and their mode of transmission and spread. In addition, it explains methods of detection and medical countermeasures, including vaccine and post-exposure therapeutics, with specific sections detailing diseases, their transmission, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines, prevention and management. This book is useful reading for researchers and advanced students in toxicology, but it will also prove helpful for medical students, civil administration, medical doctors, first responders and security forces.
As the highly unpredictable nature of any event involving biological warfare agents has given rise to the need for the rapid development of accurate detection systems, this book is a timely resource on the topic.
Introduces different bacterial and viral agents, including Ebola and other emerging threats and toxins
Discusses medical countermeasures, including vaccines and post-exposure therapeutics
Includes a comprehensive review of current methods of detection
Researchers and advanced students in toxicology and aspects of biological warfare agents. It will also prove helpful for medical students, civil administrators, medical doctors, first responders, and security forces
1. Biological warfare agents: History and modern-day relevance
2. Bacterial biological warfare agents
3. Toxins as biological warfare agents
4. Viral agents including threat from emerging viral infections
5. Advance detection technologies for select biothreat agents
6. Microfluidics application for detection of biological warfare agents
7. Collection, storage, and transportation of samples for offsite analysis
8. Medical management of diseases associated with biological warfare
9. Protective equipment for protection against biological warfare agents
10. Environmental sampling and biodecontamination—Recent progress, challenges, and future direction
11. Biological and toxin warfare convention: Current status and future prospects
12. Next generation agents (synthetic agents): Emerging threats and challenges in detection, protection, and decontamination
13. Genome information of BW agents and their application in biodefence
14. Planning for protection of civilians against bioterrorism
No. of pages: 306
Published: October 5, 2019
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780128120262
eBook ISBN: 9780128120552
Dr. S. J. S. Flora is the Former Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli (NIPER-R), Uttar Pradesh, India, since 2016. Dr. Flora was head of Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Defense Research and Development Establishment, Gwalior, India. He earned his PhD in 1985 from CSIR-Indian Toxicology Research Center, Lucknow, and was a postdoctoral research associate at Utah State University, USA. His most highlighted contribution has been the development of a new drug for the therapy of chronic arsenic poisoning, which was approved by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). He has published more than 350 research papers, 75 review articles/chapters, 18 patents, and more than 16,000 citations. He has published 6 books including the prestigious Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology and the Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology and the Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness published by Elsevier/Academic Press (USA).
Affiliations and expertise
Former Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr Vidhu is senior research fellow at Defence Research Development Establishment, Gwalior, India, and lecturer at Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, India.
Affiliations and expertise
Guest Faculty at NIPER-Raebareli, Lucknow campus and worked as Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, India.