• Articles,  Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism

    By Shloka Dikshit Introduction : Bioterrorism is a planned and organized use of pathogenic strains of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or their toxins to spread life-threatening pathogens on a massive scale to devastate the population of the area. People have described the next hundred years as the ‘century of biology.’ Incredibly rapid and dramatic changes in genetic modifications in biomolecular engineering and strengthened bio-production technologies may, however, make it easier for terrorists to overcome the barriers that have hindered the procurement of bio agents in the past. The danger of biological warfare has attracted the attention of Indian defense and medical experts for a long time. There have been a…