Simulation of the use of Yersinia pestis as a Biological Weapon in Nigeria
作者: P.H. Bamaiyi
作者单位: 1Universiti Putra Malaysia
刊名: Communications in Applied Sciences, 2014, Vol.2 (1)
来源数据库: Infinity Press
原始语种摘要: A simulation study using the Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler was carried out on the potential usage of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague (‘black death’), as a biological weapon of terror. The study revealed widespread infections, incidences and deaths due to the infection all over Nigeria with bioweapon attacks originating from 2 Nigerian cities. Instituting an effective intervention program against the infection could save as many as 3.6 million lives within 10 days of the onset of the intervention program. Intervention programs could include social distancing policies and the use of antibiotics in addition to controlling the rodents and fleas vector population. Because of the relative ease of development of bioweapons and the desperation by terrorists to use any...
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  • pestis 鼠疫
  • Yersinia 耶尔森氏菌属
  • program 程序
  • intervention 
  • originating 发信
  • effective 有效的
  • desperation 绝望
  • potential 
  • terror 恐怖
  • could 能够