RESOURCES: The Bioterrorism File

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Science  26 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5543, pp. 751c
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5543.751c

The recent spate of anthrax attacks has made this collection of biowarfare documents essential reading. Among the resources posted by the Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies at Johns Hopkins University are fact sheets on likely bioweapons such as botulinum toxin and anthrax, as well as The Journal of the American Medical Association's consensus statements on diagnosing and treating those infected with these agents. Although many of the documents predate 11 September, recent additions include a sobering postmortem on Dark Winter, an exercise held last June at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., to gauge the country's preparedness for a smallpox attack.

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