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Biological Agents 

Communicating in the first Hours - Bioterrorism Agents - CDC
 
Anthrax
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fact Sheets & Overviews / Preparation & Planning / Vaccination / Exposure Management / Prophylaxis / Treatment / Infection Control / Evaluation & Diagnosis / Laboratory Testing / Surveillance & Investigation / Environment / Response / Work Safety / Pediatrics / Publications & Educational Materials / Training Materials
l Virtual Naval Hospital
    GMO Manual - Anthrax / GMO Manual - Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program / Medical Management of Biological Casualties / Textbook of Military Medicine Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare / Treatment of Bi logical Warfare Agent Casualties / AFIP Inhalation Anthrax Imaging / Clinical Anthrax Primer for Physicians / Merck Manual / VisualDX
l Webcasts from UNC School of Public Health
    CDC Responds:Update on Options for Preventative Treatment for Persons at Risk for Inhalation Anthrax, December 2001 Webcast
    CDC Responds: Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Anthrax - Lessons Learned November 2001 Webcast
    CDC Responds: Anthrax: What every clinician should know. Webcasts: Part I & Part II
    CDC Responds: Treatment Options for Postal and Other Workers Exposed to Anthrax, December 2001. Webcast
l Anthrax as a Biological Weapon, JAMA Vol.287 No. 17 2002
l World Health Organization
    WHO guidelines for the surveillance and control of anthrax in humans and animals
    Management of Anthrax
Smallpox
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fact Sheets & Overviews / Preparation & Planning / Vaccination / Exposure Management / Prophylaxis / Treatment / Infection Control / Evaluation & Diagnosis / Laboratory Testing / Surveillance & Investigation / Environment / Response / Work Safety / Pediatrics / Publications & Educational Materials / Training Materials 
l Smallpox as a Biological Weapon, JAMA Vol. 281 No. 22 1999
l Virtual Naval Hospital
    Medical Management of Biological Casualties / Textbook of Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare / Treatment of Biological Warfare Casualties / AFIP Smallpox
  lThe Smallpox Vaccinational Program: Public Health in an Age of Terrorism (2005) National Academies Press
l Webcasts from UNC School of Public Health
l World Health Organization
    WHO Smallpox Information Resources
    Preparedness in the event of a smallpox outbreak
    Program to facilitate Varioa virus research
Plague
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fact Sheets & Overviews / Infection Control / Evaluation & Diagnosis / Laboratory Testing / Surveillance & Investigation / Publication, Education & Training Materials
l Plague as a Biological Weapon, JAMA No. 17 2000
l World Health Organization
    Plague - Fact sheets / Publications / Related links
    Human Plague in 1998 and 1999, Weekly Epidemiology Record, No. 42, 2000. This article describes the geographical distribution of human plague cases reported to WHO over the past 15 years.
    Impact of plague - Geographic distribution
Brucellosis
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fact Sheets & Overviews / Laboratory Testing / Surveillance & Investigation
l World Health Organization
    Brucellosis - Publications / Related Links
Botulism
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fact Sheets & Overviews / Infection Control / Laboratory Testing
l Botulinum Toxin as a Biological Weapon JAMA Vol. 285, No. 8, February 2001
Tularemia
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Fact Sheets & Overviews / Laboratory Testing / Surveillance & Investigation / Infection Control
l World Health Organization
    Tularemia
Q Fever
l U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (Handbook)
    Summary / Overview / History & Significance / Clinical Features / Diagnosis / Medical Management / Prophylaxis
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Arenaviruses / Bunyaviruses / Filoviruses / Flaviviruses 
l Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses as Biological Weapons JAMA Vol. 287 May 2002
l World Health Organization
    WHO Ebola hemorrhagic fever
    WHO Disease Outbreak News: Ebola hemorrhagic fever

 Preparedness

l Emergency Preparedness and Responses  - New York State Department of Health
l Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness - AHRQ
  Emerging Tools, Methods, and Strategies 
l The Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Interim Planning Guidance for State Public Health Officials - CDC
l Disaster Readiness - American Hospital Association
l Biological Threats and Terrorism: assessing the science and response capabilities: workshop summary
  (2002) National Academies Press. Also Available in print at the NYMC Health Sciences Library
l World Health Organization
  WHO - Preparedness for Deliberate Epidemics
  Terrorist Threats to Food - Guidelines for Establishing and Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems (full-text) (2002). Also Available in print at the NYMC Health Sciences Library
l Bioterrorism Readiness - New York State Department of Health
l Bioterrorism--Community Preparedness, 2002 - National Library of Medicine
l Webcasts from UNC School of Public Health
  CDC: Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Progress Report - Public Health Grand Rounds, September 2002. Webcast
  CDC: Disasters, People and Public health: Are Your Ready? Public Health Grand Rounds, January 2000. Webcast

 Other Information

l Countering Bioterrorism: The Role of Science and Technology (full-text book)
  (2002) National Academies Press
l Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health (full-text book) (2003) National Academies Press
  See Chapter: Human Security and Bioterrorism, pp. 101-112
l High-Impact Terrorism: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop (full-text)
  (2002) National Academies Press

Bibliography of Medical Sciences Library  Resources 

l Bioterrorism Resources Available at the NYMC Health Sciences Library
  Library Books/Videos/links to Webcasts/links to full-text Books

Consumer Information

l Emergency Prepadness and You - CDC
l Biodefence and Bioterrorism - MEDLINEplus, National Library of Medicine
  Latest News / General / Overviews / Alternative Therapy / Coping / Prevention & Screening / Research / Specific Conditions/Aspects / Treatment / Dictionaries / Law and Policy / Organizations / Children
l NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
  Ask NOAH about: Anthrax
  Ask NOAH about: Smallpox
l World Health Organization
  Guidance on anthrax: frequently asked questions
  Frequently asked questions and answers on smallpox
  International travel and health. Infectious diseases involving potential health risks for travelers Includes:Anthrax, Smallpox, Hemorrhagic Fevers, Plague, and many others
l Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  International travel and health

Other Links  

l Search the Department of Defense Biomedical Research Database
l Biological Warfare - National Library of Medicine
l Virtual Naval Hospital - Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Warfare
l Biodefense Resource Center - American Society of Microbiology
l Bioterror  - Public Broadcasting System. Nova Online
  History of Biowarfare / Future Germ Defenses / Interviews with Biowarriors / Global Guide to Bioweapons / Making Vaccines
    
 
Updated 11/17/07 H. Lougee-Heimer
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