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Unformatted text preview: 3.4. To come into being through evolution: evolution of resistance genes 1. Glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureus 2. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis Do not memorize everything in this syllabus, but use it as a reference. Pay attention to the key concepts and how the emerging infections emphasize these concepts. 4. Agents of Biological Warfare 4.1. Key Concepts: Characteristics of ideal biological warfare agents 4.2. Environmental survival: spores of Anthrax viable at extremes of environmental stresses; spore size ideal for inhalation into lower respiratory tract; body temperature allows for germination and release of toxin 4.3. Widely spread before detected: smallpox long incubation period 4.4. High fatality rate: inhalational anthrax and toxin mediated cell death Viral hemorrhagic fevers...
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