Biological Threat Of Contracting Anthrax - 366 words
Recently there have been several cases of anthrax. These cases are the result of the war on terrorism. In other words, they are acts of terrorism. A lot of people are getting really panicky, when they dont even know what it is. Anthrax is a bacterial infection that is carried by wild and domestic animals in Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. The bacteria exists in a spore form which allows it to live in the environment. Anthrax is potentially dangerous and even deadly. Although there is a vaccine, there is only one place in the U.S. that is authorized to make it, and there are not a whole lot of the vaccines since it is rare. Another deadly thing about anthrax is that it can be spread quickl ...
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Realities Of Anthrax - 393 words
In the past 6 weeks the world has heard of disease call anthrax. There are many questions that people want to ask such as what is anthrax and what are the symptoms. The first question the people want to know is what is anthrax? Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracic. Anthrax most commonly occurs in warm-blooded animals, but can also infect in humans. Anthrax spores can be produced in a dry form, which may be stored and ground into particles. When inhaled by humans, these particles cause respiratory failure and death within a week. The next question is how is anthrax transmitted? Anthrax infection can occur in three forms: cutaneous, inhalati ...
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Anthrax (bacillus Anthracis) - 1,273 words
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium. The most common victims of anthrax are warm-blooded animals, but it can also infect humans. Anthrax spores can be produced in a powdery form for biological warfare. When inhaled by humans, these particles cause respiratory failure and death within a week. Because anthrax is considered to be a potential agent for use in biological warfare, the Department of Defense (DOD), in 1998, announced it would begin a systematic vaccination of all U.S. military personnel. (DOD, 1998) Anthrax infection occurs in three forms: cutaneous (skin), inhalation, and gastrointestinal. B. anthracis spores can survive ...
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Anthrax (bacillus Anthracis) - 1,251 words
... of-the-art equipment that could have been used for agent production. No evidence, to date, has been established for munitions development and/or agent weapons. The experience of the U.N. team emphasizes the difficulty of locating a Smoking Gun relative to BW programs. This type of program is much easier to hide from inspection than either chemical or nuclear programs. USAMARIID (2001) U.S. Offensive Program The United States initiated a review of the potential of BW in 1941-1942, implemented a program in 1943 and had established its feasibility by 1969. In 1969, President Nixon disestablished offensive studies including the destruction of all stock piles of agents and munitions. As impor ...
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Genetic Engineering - 1,518 words
... irus is replicated millions of times over, the cell bursts and the new viruses are released to continue the cycle. The body's natural defense against such cell invasion is to release certain proteins, called antigens, which "plug up" the receptor sites on healthy cells. This causes the foreign virus to not have a docking point on the cell. This process, however, is slow and not effective against a new viral attack. Genetic engineering is improving the body's defenses by creating pure antigens, or antibodies, in the lab for injection upon infection with a viral disease. This pure, concentrated antibody halts the symptoms of such a disease until the bodies natural defenses catch up. Future ...
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Gulf War Syndrome Vaccinations - 879 words
During Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm other service-members including myself, received a series of two shots. We were told to protect us from anthrax. These inoculations were never recorded in our medical records. We were even told by the medical staff that these shots were experimental and non-FDA approved. For several years now the government have been trying to explain or cover-up the truth of The Gulf War Syndrome. The inoculations that veterans received for anthrax are linked with the symptoms of The Gulf War Syndrome. This past April I was reading an article in the Seattle Times. Our representative the Honorable Mr. Jack Metcalf was reported on releasing information that showed ...
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Animals Are Vital - 747 words
cures await discovery. Although the list is pretty much endless, here are some examples, by decade, including the main species used that were crucial to the discovery: Pre-1900: Treatment for rabies (dogs, rabbits), smallpox (cows), anthrax (sheep). 1900s: Cardiac catheterization techniques (dogs, rabbits), treatment for rickets (dogs). 1920s: Discovery of insulin (dogs). 1930s: Development of modern anesthesia (dogs), prevention of tetanus (horses), development of anticoagulants (cats). 1940s: Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (rabbits, monkeys), discovery of the RH factor (monkeys), prevention of diptheria (horses), antibiotics (rats, mice, rabbits, etc), treatment for whooping cough (pigs ...
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Photography - 1,265 words
... ce if the test failed to bring surrender, the chance would be gone to give chance of surprise. So the Interim committee wanted to hit Japan without warning. Further, it should be dropped on a combined military and residential target to produce the maximum psychological shock (Yass 60). July 1945 Truman tells Stalin (Neutral Germany) about the Atomic bomb (Yass 67). July 26, 1945 Truman gives ultimatum to Japan/Japan refuses Truman gives Japan an opportunity to end the war. Truman stated that: "We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of all the Japanese armed forces The alternative for Japan is complete and utter destruction". Japanese Prime Minist ...
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Nanking Massacre - 1,249 words
... ettes. They robbed the whole town clean. After looting buildings, the Japanese would then set fire to the buildings. They waited at the building for people who would run out, and then they would shoot them. The buildings would eventually burn down. The Japanese army had burned to ashes what was once a beautiful and historic city. (The Nanking Massacre, p.3) This whole massacre was all for no particular reason. Hundreds of thousands of civilians were brutally murdered. Through all of this, there was no consequence for the Japanese, making the familys lives a bit more painful. Perhaps the most abhorrent atrocities committed by the Japanese army were done by it's own Unit 731. They were in ...
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Abomb - 1,567 words
... ing for cover in fall out areas and under ground shelters. After the completion of the atomic bomb, the United States has been trying furiously to develop a more powerful nuclear weapon during the early 1950's. The United States new that after the two horrific explosions in Japan, countries all over the world have been trying to develop there owns type of bomb. The U.S. also new that the Russians where competing with the U.S. over nuclear power. During the late 1950's and early 1960's the Russians have been developing power plants that would develop nuclear fission bombs. The U.S. knew that if they didn't find a more powerful weapon other than the atomic bomb, Russia would try to take ov ...
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Biological Warfare - 1,898 words
There is no longer a question of whether or not a bioterrorist will attack, but rather the question remains, when will they attack? It is highly likely that a terrorist group could threaten or attack Americans with germs within the next few years, according to President Clinton. (Solomon) Biological warfare intentionally uses viruses, bacteria, fungi, or toxins from living organisms and death or disease in humans, animals, or plants. Fermentation can be used to produce such bacterial agents as anthrax, brucellosis, cholera, meloidosis, plague, q fever, or tularemia. Other viral agents are smallpox, cimean congo HF, rift valley fever, and vee. Use of these types of viruses and bacteria are be ...
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Antibiotics And Penicillin - 549 words
Antibiotics was created to kill the growth of infectious organisms, produced by bacteria or molds that are toxic to other micro- organisms .Antibiotic refers to antibacterials all antibiotics are more toxic to an organism than they are to an animal or human. How they made antibiotics was not understood until the late 20th century. the principle of using organic compounds to fight infection has been known since ancient times. Plant extracts were used for medicine for centuries and still used today as home remedies. They also used cheese molds for the treatment of infection. The first observation of what would now be called an antibiotic effect was made in the 19th century by a French chemist ...
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Be All You Can Be - 807 words
Be all that you can be in the Army. Earn up to $40,000 for college, get valuable training, and have your health at risk for the rest of your life, and dont forget the 30 days paid vacation. I know you all have heard that slogan before, or maybe you should have. That is what the Army should tell you on all of those commercials since they made it mandatory for every soldier to be vaccinated against the deadly illness, anthrax. But, if you refuse the vaccination then you are out of not only a job but also you could serve jail time. Soldiers should not be put in a position where they have to choose between risking their health or losing their job. There are many problems with the vaccine itself. ...
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Heavy Metal - 1,008 words
Heavy Metal's popularity is and has been on the rise due to its many bands and increased guitar technology. Since the mid 1960's, when heavy metal spread to the U.S. from England, it has grown in popularity. Many of the first bands that came from Europe came with two intentions; to spread heavy metal to other parts of the world, and to make it grow in popularity. (Ragland 1). Heavy metal is a form of rock 'n' roll music played on electric guitars and amplified to unnatural volume levels. Such effects as feedback, distortion, reverb, and Wah Wah pedals are commonly added to the music. These effects create completely new sounds, exploiting the possibilities of electric guitars. Most heavy meta ...
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Saddam Insane! - 389 words
Saddam Hussein is back with avengeance, and his threats of world destruction aren't to be taken lightly. The United States tried unsuccessfully to target him during the Gulf War in February 1991, however, they confidently expected the Iraq leader to be gone within months. Now, seven years later Saddam has shown a remarkable ability to survive and to rebuild his military to almost its peak potential and the US are threatening to lead air strikes over weapons inspections. Iraq is able to produce chemical and biological weapons within weeks, a long-range missile within a year and a nuclear weapon in five years. It would also be enough time to make up 350 litres of Anthrax a week, enough for two ...
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Biology And Chemical Warfare - 1,773 words
Introduction Chemical and Biological Warfare, use of harmful or deadly chemical or biological agents as weapons of war. These agents can kill many people and are considered weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons are made up of poisonous chemical compounds, whereas biological weapons are living microorganisms. Toxin weapons contain poisonous chemical products of living organisms and are sometimes classified separately. Chemical and biological weapons can cause injury in several ways. Most cause injury or death when inhaled, and some cause injury through contact with skin or through ingestion of contaminated food. A chemical or biological attack usually involves dispersing agents into t ...
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The Effects Of Biological Weapons On The Past And Presents Society - 1,453 words
Thesis: Biological Warfare is morally and inhumanely wrong, It is the wrongful killing of men, women, and children. It should be stopped no matter what the circumstances are. I. Introduction into the bad effects of biological warfare through some examples. a. Example of single affect of biological warfare b. Example of a country using Biological Warfare II. Definition of Biological Warfare a. Biological Warfare Agents i. Micro-Organisms ii. Toxins b. History of biological warfare i. Definition ii. Affects it has on people III. Reasons why biological warfare should be stopped. a. Biological weapons are inhumane. b. Impossible to control or predict its effect. c. Pollutes the environment d. Ge ...
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Peace In The Nuclear Age - 1,603 words
All of these seem to happen in a threatening silence: a gilded mushroom shaped cloud rises from the far away horizon, almost simultaneously all electronic devices malfunction, followed by an omnipotent shockwave originating from the center of the mushroom, destroying everything in its path. The blast releasing too much heat melts everything. The cloud swells rapidly and soon covered the sky. What follows is dark and quiet, what follows is the entire human civilization gone with wind?. This tragedy has happened before, so the government needs to do everything to prevent it from happening again. This is the only right policy for the United States of America under all the circumstances, because ...
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Terrorism - 869 words
Terrorism, until the recent attacks on the US, has remained a dormant issue in the media. Although it has been around for centuries, the organised use of violence to target non-combatants for political purposes, is one of the most effective ways to gain media attention. Mainly used by extremist groups in the hopes of gaining recognition for their cause (wether it is religious, political or otherwise.) Several attacks on the US have recently made headlines The attack on the USS Cole (October 12, 2000), US Embassy bombings in Kenya + Tanzania (August 7, 1998), Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995) and finally the World Trade Centre bombing on February 27 1993. There were overt threats made to ...
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Satanism - 1,439 words
The occult is on the rise; many young people are seeking their spiritual identity through Satanism. Satanism has become an issue of great concern in our society. It is a phenomenon that crosses the city limits into the rural areas of our nation. Satanism is not just a big city problem. The news wires carry story after story about young children being kidnapped, only to be found later as victims of some bizarre ritualistic crime. This paper will analyze and will come to a conclusion to the most frequently asked question "What makes a person to convert his/her religion to Satanism?" To do so, this paper will examine the following areas: Effects of Satanism on our youth and society, does power ...
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