In an interview with CBS News, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, the chief operating officer of SecureBio, stated that for a terrorist group to use Ebola as a bioweapon
, the group must first "obtain a live host infected with the virus," (14) then transport the host to a laboratory to extract the virus.
The article's underlying assumptions are twofold: (1) bioweapons
are essentially "unjust" weapons by virtue of their inability to adhere to Just War concepts of proportionality, restraint, and respect for noncombatants; and (2) all weapons systems are subject to the vengeful excesses of their users.
dagger]) Smallpox would be far more dangerous as a bioweapon
than anthrax because it is highly contagious.
As recent events indicate, a bioweapon
attack can happen, and the United States should have the best public health system possible.
Officials say the effort is designed to head off what a recent CIA report calls the "darker bioweapons
Its potential use as a bioweapon
necessitates that healthcare providers, as well as microbiologists in hospitals and commercial laboratories, be knowledgeable about the diagnosis, identification, and handling of Brucella spp.
At present, Aethlon has submitted a preliminary Investigational Device Exemption with The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the use of the Hemopurifier(TM) in the United States as a broad-spectrum countermeasure against bioweapon
threats and naturally evolving pathogens, including virulent influenza.
The resulting data has led to the submission of a preliminary Investigational Device Exemption with The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the use of the Hemopurifier(TM) in the United States as a broad-spectrum countermeasure against class `A' bioweapon
threats and pandemic influenza.
The New Scientist report validates our long held belief that bioweapon
countermeasures must be able to cross the boundaries of multiple bioterror threats, regardless of genetic modification", stated Aethlon CEO, James A.
The grant funding will support further work in characterizing antigen formulations that induce protective immunity to the three most common botulinum toxin types that may be encountered naturally or in the form of a bioweapon
The report from Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, The Known and Unknown: North Korea's Biological Weapons Program, surveys the country's bioweapons
programme which is thought to have started in the 1960s.
NORTH Korea has a bioweapons
scheme capable of killing tens of thousands of people, experts fear.