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Biodefense in the Soviet Union: the Anti-Plague System

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Air date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 3:00:00 PM
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Category: Emergency Preparedness and Biodefense
Runtime: 01:21:47
Description: The massive Soviet biological weapons program continues to pose a threat to global security through the potential transfer of unsecured pathogens or technical expertise from states of the FSU to hostile nations or terrorist groups. In this seminar, Dr. Zilinskas will review the history of the Soviet BW program, then describe how a nationwide system of Anti-plague Institutes was also employed to guard against biological attack and to obtain virulent agents for evaluation as weapons. His recent paper on this subject appeared in Critical Reviews of Microbiology, 32:47-64 and is available online at
http://cns.miis.edu/research/antiplague/index.htm

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NLM Title: Biodefense in the Soviet Union : the anti-plague system [electronic resource] / Raymond A. Zilinskas.
Series: Soviet biological warfare program and its legacy
Author: Zilinskas, Raymond A.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Soviet biological warfare program and its legacy
Abstract: (CIT): The massive Soviet biological weapons program continues to pose a threat to global security through the potential transfer of unsecured pathogens or technical expertise from states of the FSU to hostile nations or terrorist groups. In this seminar, Dr. Zilinskas will review the history of the Soviet BW program, then describe how a nationwide system of anti-plague institutes was also employed to guard against biological attack and to obtain virulent agents for evaluation as weapons.
Subjects: Biological Warfare--history
Communicable Disease Control--history
Communicable Disease Control--organization & administration
Government Agencies--history
Government Agencies--organization & administration
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Security Measures--history
USSR
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: QW 11 GR9
NLM ID: 101296468
CIT Live ID: 5544
Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?13543