If the individual is already infected, Anthrax can be cured through antibiotics, if caught early. The later stages of Anthrax most often results in death. Bioterrorism threats have caused great concern in the United States due to their nature. Unlike terrorism with bombs, where we are instantly made aware of the threat, bioterrorism is not noticed until people start piling up in the emergency rooms of hospitals. Bioterrorism is a silent killer.
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However, smallpox’s ugly face reared itself just recently with the new threat of bioterrorism. Yet this will most likely not affect our society due to the huge amount of preparatory work that would need to be placed into a new smallpox outbreak. For the past twelve thousand years, Smallpox has obliterated societies with ease. Many civilizations found ways to inoculate their citizens with the least amount of symptoms through processes known as variolation and vaccination. Development of the treatment for smallpox mostly began in the end of the eighteenth century and continued through 1970s, until smallpox was eradicated in 1980.
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