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.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014