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Issues_Bioterrorism

Biodefense and Bioterrorism Toolkit

 OVERVIEW  | REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES | BEST PRACTICES | INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES | PATIENT RESOURCES  


Overview             

Biological agents are organisms or toxins that can kill or incapacitate people, livestock and crops. A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make you sick.
 
The three basic groups of biological agents that would likely be used as weapons are bacteria, viruses and toxins. Most biological agents are difficult to grow and maintain. Many break down quickly when exposed to sunlight and other environmental factors, while others, such as anthrax spores, are very long lived. Biological agents can be dispersed by spraying them into the air, by infecting animals that carry the disease to humans and by contaminating food and water.
 

Source: ready.gov


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Regulations & Guidelines                     

CDC

(1) Bioterrorism

(2) List of Bioterrorism Agents 

Ready.gov

(1) Biological Threats

NIAID

(1) Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases

 MedlinePlus  (1) Biodefense and Bioterrorism
 ADA  (1) Bioterrorism
 Homeland Security  (1) National Terrorism Advisory System

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Best Practices                  
Key Learnings as of March 2017

The potential for terrorism and weapons-of-mass-destruction events occurring within the United States necessitates that all licensed healthcare providers understand the National Incident Management System and be able to contribute to the response.

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(5) CIDRAP 

FAQs

(1) WHO - Frequently asked questions regarding the deliberate use of biological agents and chemicals as weapons

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Instructional Resources                  
Videos

(1) Coping with Traumatic Events

 Image Library (1) CDC Image Library - Search by name of agent
 Fact Sheets

(1) Respirator Fact Sheet

(2) CDC - General Fact Sheets on Specific Bioterrorism Agents

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Patient Resources               
Medline Plus

(1) Biodefense and Bioterrorism

(2) Biodefense and Bioterrorism - Multiple Languages

 NIH (1) Coping with Traumatic Events
 HealthyChildren.org (1) In the Event of Bioterrorism: Protecting Families from Deadly Diseases 
 Ready.gov (1) Are You Ready? Guide An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness 

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