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- Infectious disease : In broad terms, diseases caused by living organisms; also a subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the treatment of such diseases
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.
- Biological Weapons and Toxins Convention : International agreement banning the production and use of biological weapons, recognizing that there are also legitimate medical, research, and industrial uses for organisms that have potential use in biological warfare
- Dual-use : Materials or equipment capable of being used either in civilian applications, or for military applications subject to counterproliferation controls, or for other sensitive uses such as the drug trade
- CDC Bioterrorism Diseases-Agents List : A formal procedure for categorizing organisms as biological warfare threats, with a schedule of included agents, which complements the Select Agent Program list and the Biological Weapons and Toxins Convention; it is more for emerging threats or reassessments of hazard
- Select Agent Program : Pathogens or biological toxins which have been declared by the US Department of Health and Human Services or by the US Department of Agriculture to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.
- Bacillus anthracis : The bacterium that causes anthrax. It is a Select Agent and a high-risk biological weapon.
- Francisella tularensis : Pathogenic, aerobic Gram-negative bacteria, that causes the circulatory disease tularemia, which can be contracted via contaminated food or drink, physical contact, spray, or bug bite.
- Variola virus : Orthopoxvirus species that cause smallpox and alastrim.
- Coxiella burnetii : The rickettsia that causes Q fever.
- Q fever : Disease caused by infection with the rickettsia Coxiella burnetii, a bacterium that affects both humans and animals, resulting in a rash, fever, malaise, and muscular pains.
- Clostridium botulinum : Gram-positive, anaerobic rod shaped bacterium that produces the neurotoxin botulin, which causes the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism, and is also the main paralytic agent in botox.
- Venezuelan equine encephalitis : Add brief definition or description
- Yersinia pestis : Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae, that can infect humans and other animals in three main forms: pneumonic, septicemic, and the notorious bubonic plagues.
- Plague : Contagious, malignant, epidemic disease, in particular the bubonic plague and the black plague, both forms of the same infection, caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis.
Investigation and verification
- Hutton inquiry : Add brief definition or description
- United Nations Special Commission : (UNSCOM) United Nations organization, formed after the Iraq War, to assess the weapons of mass destruction capability of Iraq
- Medical intelligence : Techniques involved in determining the public health of a country, so the physical characteristics of leaders and workers are understood, as well as local hazards to foreigners entering the country or regions of it
- Aum Shinrikyo : A Japanese religious organization that conducted weapons of mass destruction operations inside Japan, principally sarin chemical weapon releases in 1994 and 1995
- Biopreparat : Add brief definition or description
- Chemical Corps : Add brief definition or description
- Fort Detrick : Add brief definition or description
- Porton Down : Add brief definition or description
- Unit 731 : Add brief definition or description
- Centrifuge : Add brief definition or description
- Fermenter : Add brief definition or description
- Lyophilizer : Add brief definition or description
- Aerosol dispersion : Add brief definition or description
- Entomological warfare : Add brief definition or description
- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force : Add brief definition or description
- Decontamination : Add brief definition or description