Chapter 4. Biological Warfare Agents

  1. Dr. André Richardt2 and
  2. Dr. Marc-Michael Blum3,4
  1. Heiko Russmann1 and
  2. Dr. André Richardt2

Published Online: 3 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch4

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons

How to Cite

Russmann, H. and Richardt, A. (2008) Biological Warfare Agents, in Decontamination of Warfare Agents: Enzymatic Methods for the Removal of B/C Weapons (eds A. Richardt and M.-M. Blum), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621620.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

  2. 3

    University of Frankfurt, Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 4

    Scientific Services, Ledererstrasse 23, D-80331 Munich, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Schutztechnologien – ABC - Schutz (WIS) 220, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

  2. 2

    German Armed Forces Institute for Protection Technology - NBC Protection, Business Area of Biological and Chemical Decontamination, Humboldtstr. 100, 29633 Munster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317561

Online ISBN: 9783527621620

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Keywords:

  • decontamination;
  • warfare agents;
  • biological warfare agents;
  • biological weapons;
  • “Dirty Dozen”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological Warfare Agents and Biological Weapons: A Division

  • Types of Biological Warfare Agents

  • The “Dirty Dozen”

    • Bacteria

      • Anthrax

      • Plague

      • Tularemia

      • Glanders and Meliodosis

      • Brucellosis

      • Q Fever

    • Viruses

      • Smallpox

      • Viral Encephalitides

      • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF Agents)

    • Toxins

      • Ricin Toxin

      • Botulinum Toxins

      • Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB)