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Anthrax is originally an animal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. There are two types of this disease, cutaneous and pulmonary. 95% of recent cases from the USA fell into the category of pulmonary anthrax. Cutaneous anthrax breaks out when bacteria from an infected animal get under the skin. A person with this disease has small protruding lesions on the skin, which gradually turn into purulent ulcers with swelling. If the lesion appears on the neck or around the eyes, it may indicate a complication. The incubation period for the cutaneous form of anthrax is 1-7 days. If the patient is not treated with effective antibiotics, the mortality rate for this disease is between 10 - 20%. With proper treatment, the mortality rate is less than 1%.

Biological Weapons I

Introduction to biological weapons. Brief outline of individual species. Overview of production principles, safety levels, processing methods.

Biological Weapons II

This time we will describe the methods of propagation, the success of individual species and also a little about storage.

Biological Weapons III

Finally, this series provides an overview of the basic biological agents and diseases that can be used for a biological attack, their characteristics and brief properties and protection options.


Brucellosis is an animal disease caused by one of four types of bacteria - brucella melitensis, brucella abortus, brucella suis and brucella canis.

Lassa fever

The Lassa virus was discovered in 1969 in Nigeria and was named after the small mission station where it first appeared. It occurs massively in West Africa - Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and marginally in many other countries in the region.

Q fever

Q fever is a disease of animal origin caused by Rickettsia Coxiella burnetti.






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