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The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), which prohibits the acquisition of biological materials for hostile purposes and armed conflict, entered into force in 1975 and now has the participation of 140 nations (158 nations have signed the BWC, but only 140 of these have also...
To the Editor.
—In their study examining syndromes in Persian Gulf War veterans, Dr Haley and colleagues1 describe a syndrome called "arthro-myo-neuropathy" (syndrome 3) in which patients have generalized joint and muscle pains, muscle exhaustion after exertion, and...
—Shigella dysenteriae type 2 is rare in the United States, and outbreaks associated with this pathogen are uncommon.
—To determine the magnitude and source of an outbreak of S dysenteriae type 2....
—In the Original Contribution entitled "Efficacy of Midodrine vs Placebo in Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension: A Randomized, Double-blind Multicenter Study, published in the April 2, 1997, issue of THE JOURNAL (1997;277:1046-1051)," incorrect data appeared in a table. On page 1049 in...
Between 1985 and April 1991, Iraq developed anthrax, botulinum toxin, and aflatoxin for biological warfare; 200 bombs and 25 ballistic missiles laden with biological agents were deployed by the time Operation Desert Storm occurred. Although cause for concern, if used during the Persian...
There is a widespread tendency to think about defense against biological warfare as unnecessary, as someone else's responsibility, or as simply too difficult. Unfortunately, however, the dangers posed by biological weapons did not disappear when the United States began to unilaterally...
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