Bacteria as biological warfare

Bunoza, Ante (2011) Bacteria as biological warfare. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Biological weaponry is the deliberate use of any pathogenic microorganism (bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa) as a means of warfare (disabling or killing of individuals, whether military or civilian, and destruction of economic or military significant animal or plant species) or intimidation (bioterrorism). Development and storage of biological weapons was declared illegal by the United Nations Convention of the year 1972, which has so far been signed by over a hundred countries. Pathogenic bacteria are widely used to these purposes, as it is historically shown. Bacteria might be employed as a cause of disease (due to the facilitated transmission among the population and high infectivity as well as the possibility of easy and long-term storage), and as producers of certain substances that can act in a toxic manner (bacterial enterotoxins).

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Hrenović, Jasna
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 18
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 12:35
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 12:35
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2976

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