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Author`s name Olga Savka

Mankind has to tackle new biological threats - Comments

Humans have encountered 40 previously unknown infections for the last 30 yearsHarmful biological agents produced in the laboratory conditions can do more damage than any disease man is aware of. Biotechnologies are relatively simple and cheap. Some crazy 'craftsman' will not be able to make a nuclear bomb or poisonous chemical while an undergraduate of the biology department can grow a pathogenic bacteria culture. Natural infections sit on top of the list of the sources of biological danger to man. According to the World Health Organization, infectious diseases are the second major cause of mortality and the first cause of premature mortality of the world population

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