Bioterrorism: Lessons learned since the anthrax mailings

Michael J. Imperiale, Arturo Casadevall

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Abstract

In the fall of 2001, Bacillus anthracis spores were spread through letters mailed in the United States. Twenty-two people are known to have been infected, and five of these individuals died. Together with the September 11 attacks, this resulted in a reevaluation of the risks and benefits of life science research with the potential for misuse. In this editorial, we review some of the results of these discussions and their implications for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00232-11
JournalmBio
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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