oa South African Family Practice - Biological warfare : the many possibilities : review article

Volume 46, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Biological warfare has been a threat to society for many decades. This article summarises some of the most likely organisms suitable for a bio-terrorist attack, including Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, the agents of viral haemorrhagic fevers, Variola virus and botulism toxin.

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