biological agent


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biological agent

A microorganism that causes disease in personnel, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of materiel. See also biological operation; biological weapon; chemical agent.
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Noun1.biological agent - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfarebiological agent - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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Among the biological agent only bacteria viruses and toxins are considered when referring to agents that can be used in a biological attack.
Syria is not known to have successfully weaponized biological agents in an effective delivery system, but it possesses conventional and chemical weapon systems that could be modified for biological agent delivery.
TDA Research will use the EPA grant to investigate an encapsulation technology that will seal in chemical and biological agent contamination on solid wastes.
After a passenger claimed to have contaminated everyone on a flight with a biological agent, the customs area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in the US was briefly shut on 12 August.
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS), a 40-pound device small enough to slip into a rucksack, is designed to vastly increase the speed and accuracy of biological warfare agent detection.
smallpox and pneumonic plague), victims can widely disperse the biological agent without knowing it.
For example, the design team must note who comes into contact with the hazard in its route through the facility, and design the building to facilitate their safe interaction with the hazardous biological agent.
America says there is no information about mobile biological agent faciities.
Sales of such technologies, as well as the incresase in funding for development of newer systems, indicate the existence of a growing demand for biological agent detection.
Although its program is in the research and development stage, Libya may be capable of producing small quantities of biological agent.
But, it takes about 24 to 48 hour to confirm what that biological agent is.

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