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To ensure that efforts to improve our biodefensive capabilities continues in an efficient manner, this volume presents a thorough review of biodefense research, encouraging researchers to leverage relevant results, rather than duplicate them. Thus, scientists will be able to make the best use of resources and avoid duplication. With contributions from those who have developed the animal models presented, this book examines bacterial, viral, and toxic agents considered to pose the greatest threat. Each section on a specific agent provides background, followed by a description of those animal models employed in research, and a discussion of how the findings translate to human impact.