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Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128120262, 9780128120552

Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness

1st Edition

Editors: S.J.S Flora Vidhu Pachauri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128120262
eBook ISBN: 9780128120552
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th October 2019
Page Count: 306
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Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness provides detailed information on biological warfare agents and their mode of transmission and spread. In addition, it explains methods of detection and medical countermeasures, including vaccine and post-exposure therapeutics, with specific sections detailing diseases, their transmission, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines, prevention and management. This book is useful reading for researchers and advanced students in toxicology, but it will also prove helpful for medical students, civil administration, medical doctors, first responders and security forces.

As the highly unpredictable nature of any event involving biological warfare agents has given rise to the need for the rapid development of accurate detection systems, this book is a timely resource on the topic.

Key Features

  • Introduces different bacterial and viral agents, including Ebola and other emerging threats and toxins
  • Discusses medical countermeasures, including vaccines and post-exposure therapeutics
  • Includes a comprehensive review of current methods of detection


Researchers and advanced students in toxicology and aspects of biological warfare agents. It will also prove helpful for medical students, civil administrators, medical doctors, first responders, and security forces

Table of Contents

  1. Biological warfare agents: History and modern-day relevance
    2. Bacterial biological warfare agents
    3. Toxins as biological warfare agents
    4. Viral agents including threat from emerging viral infections
    5. Advance detection technologies for select biothreat agents
    6. Microfluidics application for detection of biological warfare agents
    7. Collection, storage, and transportation of samples for offsite analysis
    8. Medical management of diseases associated with biological warfare
    9. Protective equipment for protection against biological warfare agents
    10. Environmental sampling and biodecontamination—Recent progress, challenges, and future direction
    11. Biological and toxin warfare convention: Current status and future prospects
    12. Next generation agents (synthetic agents): Emerging threats and challenges in detection, protection, and decontamination
    13. Genome information of BW agents and their application in biodefence
    14. Planning for protection of civilians against bioterrorism


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About the Editors

S.J.S Flora

Dr. S. J. S. Flora, Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli (NIPER-R) UP since 2016. Dr. Flora was scientist ‘G’ (Associate Director) Head, Division of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Regulatory Toxicology at Defense Research and Development Establishment, Gwalior. He got his Ph.D. in 1985 and was a post doctoral research associate at Utah State University, USA. His most highlighted contribution has been the development of a new drug for therapy of chronic arsenic poisoning which was approved by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and has finished Phase I human clinical. He has published more than 275 research papers, 75 Review article/chapters in international books, 3 patents and more than 10,000 citations in international literature. He has published three books including the prestigious "Handbook of Arsenic Toxicology" published by ELSEVIER/ Academic Press (USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, NIPER Paebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India

Vidhu Pachauri

Dr Vidhu is senior research fellow at Defence Research Development Establishment, Gwalior, India, and lecturer at Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Guest Faculty at NIPER-Raebareli, Lucknow campus and worked as Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, India.

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