|A bioterrorism attack is the intentional release of microbes such as viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in human beings, animals, or plants. These agents are found in nature, and also they can be altered to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment. The most common example for bioterrorism is the anthrax causing bacteria, Bacillus anthracis, which is used for biological attack.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.