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How do you control bioterrorism?
Wash yourself with soap and water and put on clean clothes. Contact authorities and seek medical assistance. You may be advised to stay away from others or even to quarantine. If your symptoms match those described and you are in the group considered at risk, immediately seek emergency medical attention.
What does anthrax smell like?
Bacillus anthracis spores do not have a characteristic appearance, smell or taste. Spores themselves are too small to be seen by the naked eye, but have been mixed with powder to transport them. Anthrax can only be identified through sophisticated laboratory testing.
Can biological weapons be used as weapons of terrorism?
Biological weapons have been used in a few instances in the past by terrorist organizations. In the 1980s followers of the exiled Indian self-proclaimed guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh settled on a ranch in Wasco county, Oregon, U.S.
Should we be concerned about bio- weapons?
Rapid scientific developments and the possible misuses of scientific achievements to create biological weapons make this an area of growing concern for the disarmament community. The only major confirmed use of bio-weapons was the Japanese attack on Manchuria in the 1930s.
Where can I find information on the manufacture of biological weapons?
Information on the manufacture of biological and chemical weapons has been disseminated widely on the Internet, and basic scientific information is also within the reach of many researchers at biological laboratories around the world.
How many countries have biological weapons?
The only major confirmed use of bio-weapons was the Japanese attack on Manchuria in the 1930s. However the number of states with biological warfare programs has been estimated to be in the range of 16 to 20. The number of states with the capacity to make biological weapons is over 100.