Tag: Biological Agent

Unsolved Mystery: Novelist Georgi Markov Poisoned With Deadly Ricin

News reports of envelopes tainted with the deadly biological agent, Ricin, got me thinking about the 1978 assassination of a Bulgarian dissident, Georgi Markov, who was an acclaimed novelist and playwright. Why was Markov murdered? Markov was outspoken of the

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What are Bioterrorism Agent Categories?

Bioterrorism, one of the five types of terrorism that come from the acronym CBRNE (see CBRNE article), is the intentional release of a biological agent. There are four types of biological agents: bacteria, viruses, rickettsia and toxins. Bioterrorism agents are

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