Biological Warfare: The Bitter Truth

Biological Warfare: The Bitter Truth

By U.S. Department of Defense

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The purpose of this book is to provide concise supplemental reading material to assist both, health-care providers and civilians in the management of biological casualties. The main goal is to make this a reference for all those who need basic summary and treatment information quickly. Table of Contents: History of Biological Warfare and Current Threat Distinguishing Between Natural and International Disease Outbreaks Ten Steps in the Management of Biological Casualties Therapy Case Reporting and Epidemiological Assessment Prevention Protective Equipment First Aid Protective Measures and Handling of Causalities Patient Decontamination Infection Control Medical Evacuation Aeromedical Isolation Team Bacterial Agents: Anthrax Brucellosis Plague Q Fever Tularemia Viral Agents: Smallpox Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Biological Toxins: Botulinum Ricin Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B T-2 Mycotoxins Glossary of Medical Terms Patient Isolation Precautions BW Agent Characteristics BW Agent Vaccines, Prophylactics and Therapeutics Differential Diagnosis Comparative Lethality Emergency Response Contacts

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