2001
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2001000600023 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Biological agents as weapons are not new to mankind. For centuries and into the present, biological warfare has been the subject of much research and speculation, but little action. Their limited use has probably been due to fear of unexpected counter-effects and doubts about their efficiency as weapons. Recently a new form of terrorism employing infectious agents has emerged slowly and without much fanfare, until the recent events with Bacillus anthracis in the United States. Smallpox is potentially the most … Show more

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“…"La salud pública se ve ahora con una incumbencia adicional: neutralizar o minimizar las consecuencias de actos de bioterrorismo, una incumbencia que le es, hasta cierto punto, extraña. Implica el desarrollo de acciones policiales, agregando la criminalística a la epidemiología" (Silva, 2001(Silva, :1522.…”
Section: Salud Pública Y Bioterrorismounclassified
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“…"La salud pública se ve ahora con una incumbencia adicional: neutralizar o minimizar las consecuencias de actos de bioterrorismo, una incumbencia que le es, hasta cierto punto, extraña. Implica el desarrollo de acciones policiales, agregando la criminalística a la epidemiología" (Silva, 2001(Silva, :1522.…”
Section: Salud Pública Y Bioterrorismounclassified
“…Contudo, os conflitos convencionais também registraram a utilização desse recurso como arma. Silva (2001) destaca como um dos exemplos mais antigos encontrados na literatura o uso fezes de animais em flechas fabricadas pelo homem de Neanderthal. Esse mesmo procedimento foi utilizado durante a guerra do Vietnã (1959Vietnã ( -1975, quando uma estaca de madeira ou de bambu contaminada com fezes, denominada estaca punji, era distribuída, com a ponta para fora do solo, no caminho das tropas inimigas (CHRISTOPHER et al, 1997).…”
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“…En el siglo VI, los asirios empleaban agentes biológicos en su arsenal de armas, y asimismo utilizaban fungos para contaminar las reservas de aguas de los enemigos. Los legionarios romanos hacían lo propio, pero preferían contaminar los pozos de los enemigos de una forma más sencilla: con carcasas de animales (Silva, 2001(Silva, : 1520.…”
Section: Terrorismo Ecológicounclassified