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Anthrax: HELP
Articles by Dimitrios G. Bouzianas
Based on 2 articles published since 2008

Between 2008 and 2019, Dimitrios G. Bouzianas wrote the following 2 articles about Anthrax.
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1 Review Current and future medical approaches to combat the anthrax threat. 2010

Bouzianas, Dimitrios G. ·Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AHEPA University Hospital, 1 S. Kyriakidi Street, P.C. 54636, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. bouzianas@the.forthnet.gr ·J Med Chem · Pubmed #20102155.

ABSTRACT: -- No abstract --

2 Review Medical countermeasures to protect humans from anthrax bioterrorism. 2009

Bouzianas, Dimitrios G. ·Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Medical Laboratories, Laboratory of Immunology and Microbiology, PO Box 145-61, Thessaloniki 541-01, Macedonia, Greece. bouzianas@the.forthnet.gr ·Trends Microbiol · Pubmed #19781945.

ABSTRACT: The deliberate dissemination of Bacillus anthracis spores via the US mail system in 2001 confirmed their potential use as a biological weapon for mass human casualties. This dramatically highlighted the need for specific medical countermeasures to enable the authorities to protect individuals from a future bioterrorism attack. Although vaccination appears to be the most effective and economical form of mass protection, current vaccines have significant drawbacks that justify the immense research effort to develop improved treatment modalities. After eight years and an expenditure of more than $50 billion, only marginal progress has been made in developing effective therapeutics. This article summarizes the most important medical countermeasures that have mostly been developed since the 2001 events, and highlights current problems and possible avenues for future research.