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Biological and Chemical Terrorism

Biological and Chemical Terrorism

A Guide for Healthcare Providers and First Responders


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781588901866
Publication Date: March 2003

The book lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail.

Would you recognize the signs of a biological or chemical weapon attack?
Would you know how to diagnose and treat your patients?
Would you know how to protect your staff and yourself in doing so?

For answers to questions like these in a matter of minutes, turn to this book: the first specifically designed to lead you through identification of the most likely biological or chemical weapons used in a bioterrorist attack.

Through an easily accessible cross-referencing chart, you will be able to look up suspicious symptoms presented by unexpected clusters of patients, and then quickly find detailed descriptions of the most likely causes. The book lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail, including clinical and laboratory identification, treatment, and personal precautions.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism is:

  • Comprehensive - the single most complete description of biological and chemical weapons available
  • Easy-to-use - valuable tear-out charts of biological and chemical weapons, lists of internet sites, and CDC telephone numbers are designed to be posted and referred to at-a-glance
  • Quick and concise for use at any stage of an attack - whether in preparation beforehand or taken off the shelf during an actual emergency
  • The first published text to include chemical warfare identification and treatment
  • Written by two experts with unparalleled and broad-ranging knowledge of these weapons

Whether you are a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, ER physician, or any other firstline healthcare provider, you will benefit from this practical and authoritative guide. It is the only book available today to give you the complete information necessary to handle a bioterrorist emergency with speed, accuracy, and confidence.

A Quick Reference for Potential Biological Weapons (tear out sheet)
How to Use This Book
Basic Bioterrorism (Section I)
What is Bioterrorism?
Flu-Like Illness
What Makes an Effective Weapon
Personal Precautions:
Table 1 (Comparison of Symptoms of Potential Biological Weapons to Influenza)
Table 2 (Signs that Suggest an Attack with a Biological Weapon)
Syndromic Cross References (Section 2)
Fever with Prominent Arthralgias
Acute Hepatic Syndrome
Hemorrhagic Diathesis
Hilar Adenopathy or Widened Mediastinum
Fever with Petechiae
Cutaneuos Lesions of Ulcertations
Acute Respiratory Syndrome With Fever
Acute Respiratory Syndrome Without Fever
Flu-Like Illness with Rash
Fever with Lymphadenopathy
Acute Neurologic Syndrome with Fever
Acute Neurologic Syndrome without Fever
Acute GI Syndrome with Fever
Acute GI Syndrome without Fever
Individual Biologic Weapon Detalied Quick Reference (Section 3)
Anthrax (Inhalational & gastrointestinal)
Anthrax (Cutaneous)
Botulism (Botulism Toxins)
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Dengue Fever (Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever)
Domoic Acid (Amnesic Shellfish Poisining)
Ebola and Marburg Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Encephalis, Viral (Venezuelan, Eastern, Western, St. Louis, Japanese, and West Nile Virus)
Kyansunur Forest Disease
Lassa Virus and the South American Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Nipah Virus
Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Q Fever
Ricin and Abrin
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rift Valley Fever
Salmonellosis (Typhoid, parathypoid and Non-Typhoidal)
Saxitoxin (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning)
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Smallpox (information sheet)
Smallpox (Color Atlas and Visual Guide)
Trichothescene (T-2) Mycotoxins
Typhus (Epedemic, Murine and Scrub)
Yellow Fever
Basic Chemical Terrorism (Section 4)
What is Chemical Terrorism
Physical Properties of Chemical Weapons
Protecting Yourself
Chemical Weapon Syndriomic Cross References (Section 5)
Prominent Skin Rash, Blistering, and/or Burns
Prominent Pulmonary Symptoms
Seizures and/or Sudde Coma
Acute Hemolytic Anemia
Individual Chemical Weapon Detailed Quick References (Section 6)
Nerve Agents
Cyanides (Blood Agents)
Hydrogen Sulfide
Pulmonary Agents
hosgene Oxime (CX)
Anhydrous Ammonia, Sulfur Dioxide, and Hydrogen Chloride
Hydrogen Flouride
Lacrimators (Tear Gas)

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