Anglų skaidrės. Biological warfare. What is BW (germ warfare)? It is a. Biological weapons. are defined as. Microorganisms. Biologically derived bioactive substances (BDBS). Artificially designed biological mimicking substances. Targeted hosts. Humans Comercial animals Comercial plants Environmental Systems. Biological weapons categories . known and potential biological weapons. Bacterial Natural human bacterial. Smallpox. Why this virus. Anthrax. "Doctors who’ve treated. Botulinum toxin. Botox is relatively stable and can be stored in crystalline form. Ricin. Ricin is a protein. Genetically-modified bws. Genetically engineered strains have (or are in the process of being) been produced. Questions?
Microorganisms. Biologically derived bioactive substances (BDBS). Artificially designed biological mimicking substances.
Bacterial: Natural human bacterial pathogens Natural commercial animal bacterial pathogens Natural commercial plant bacterial pathogens.
Viruses: Natural human viral pathogens Natural commercial animal viral pathogens Natural commercial plant virile pathogens.
Eucaryotic BW pathogens: - Natural plant fungal pathogens.
Why this virus is a great BW? DNA virus. Genetic code is sequenced. Easily cultivated. Could be genetically engineered. Highly infectious. Extremely hardy. Mortality rate is ~50 %. No known treatment other than routine medical care.