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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Bio Terrorism… Time to wake up!!!!

Amita Coutinho, A. Rashmi

Citation Information : Coutinho A, Rashmi A. Bio Terrorism… Time to wake up!!!!. CODS J Dent 2011; 3 (1):56-61.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-3-1-56

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-02-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

ABSTRACT

Terrorism refers to the use or threat of force or violence against people or property. Bioterrorism is the term used for terroristic activities in which biological substances are used to cause harm to other people. Bioterrorism is a combination of biological warfare and terrorism and due to particular events bioterrorism has received lot of attention recently. A bioterrorist attack releases viruses, bacteria, or other germs to cause illness or death. These biological agents are typically found in nature. But they can sometimes be made more harmful by increasing their ability to cause or spread disease, or to resist medical treatment. This review will enlighten the potential role of various health sciences, in particular we; dentists, in combating bioterrorism.


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