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Anthrax

"Anthrax has long been considered a likely biological weapon. B. anthracis may have been responsible for two of the plagues that affected Egypt in 1491 BC .In 1877; Koch grew the anthrax bacillus in vitro and induced the disease in healthy animals by inoculating them with pure cultures of the bacillus. John Bell recognized the link between handling infected wool and inhalational anthrax amongst textile workers. The British conducted experiments by releasing spores of anthrax on Gruinard Island near Scotland in the 1940s. Viable anthrax spores persisted until the island was decontaminated with formaldehyde and seawater in 1986. The United States experimented with biological weapons including anthrax spores in the 1950's and 1960's until President Nixon's order to terminate the program was implemented in 1970 .In the anthrax attacks of 2001, subsequently referred to as Amerithrax, B. anthracis spores sent through the US postal system resulted in 22 cases of anthrax .These Amerithrax were the first known instance of delivery of anthrax spores through the postal system; a method of delivery less sophisticated than many of the scenarios tested by governments. (Anthrax Bioterrorism: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management Strategies: Fowler RA, et al) OMICS Group is an established organization known for its contribution to the scientific community through its open access journals. OMICS Group has more than 700+ peer-reviewed journals which are publishing quality articles and conduct around 3000+ International Scientific Conferences worldwide. Although OMICS Group is an open access publisher, it provides subscription based journals called Scitechnol journals. All the journals have strong support from the Editorial Board to ensure quick and quality review process. "
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