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  • Yersinia pestis, Biological Warfare, and Bioterrorism

    Yersinia pestis can cause any of three diseases – bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and Septicemic plague. Bubonic and pneumonic plagues have in the past been weaponized by Japan and USSR. This article analyses whether terrorist groups will emulate these national biological warfare programs and thus will seek to develop weapons armed with Y. pestis.

    January-June 2017

    China’s Biological Warfare Programme: An Integrative Study with Special Reference to Biological Weapons Capabilities

    This study attempts to profile China’s biological warfare programme (BWP), with special reference to biological weapons (BW) capabilities that exist in facilities affiliated with the defence establishment and the military. For that purpose, a wide variety of facilities affiliated with the defence establishment and with the military are reviewed and profiled. The outcome of that analysis points at 12 facilities affiliated with the defence establishment, plus 30 facilities affiliated with the PLA, that are involved in research, development, production, testing or storage of BW.

    April 2015

    Global Health Security for Collaborative Countering of Bio-threat Agents and Infectious Diseases

    In the post globalisation era, countries around the globe have teamed up to cooperate on various issues which include issues related to environment security to maritime security. However there have been very very few steps develop global health security. Most of the national support to this issue is limited only to contributing miniscule amount of money to WHO by developed and developing countries and handling it as a part counter-insurgency strategy. As a result, health security has been limited to a national issue.

    The Emerging Biological Weapons Threat and Proliferation

    Biological weapons attack entails a pandemic and the health infrastructure and personnel could get overwhelmed by the demands on their services.

    January 2009

    Building a BTWC Education Module for Life Scientists

    The design of the online module on “The Dual-Use Dilemma in Biological Research” life scientists would constitute an introductory case study and five major elements.

    January 2008

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