Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management, Volume 496

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American Medical Association, 2002 - History - 244 pages
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Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management is the most credible and up-to-date new book on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of infections caused by agents used in bioterror weapons. Edited by leading experts in the field, including Donald Henderson, MD, MPH, the Director of the US Office of Public Health Preparedness, this valuable clinical resource is the only book providing guidelines and recommendations for the medical and public health community following a bioterrorist attack. These guidelines have been written by the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense, which includes the nation's medical experts in academic, research, government, military, public health, and emergency management institutions and agencies. Each chapter has undergone a rigorous peer-review process and is considered the definitive publication on the medical and public health management of infections caused by bioterrorist weapons. The text addresses specific diseases and syndromes associated with a bioterrorist attack that were identified as of greatest potential threat to the civilian population, including anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulinum toxin, and tularemia. Each disease and syndrome follows the same logical and practically grounded order: History and potential as a biological weapon Epidemiology and microbiology Pathogenesis and clinical presentation Diagnosis Treatment Prevention and prophylaxis Infection control and decontamination Future research agendas This valuable resource also includes seminal articles describing the diagnosis and management of the victims and survivors of the first bioterrorist attack with anthrax in the United States. Also included is an article on the principles of quarantine and isolation, a useful discussion for the medical, public health, and policy communities. Physicians and other front-line clinicians, emergency response workers, public health officials, an

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Contents

Why Understanding Biological Weapons Matters
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A New Challenge for American Medicine
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Clinicians
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Henderson is an environmental engineer and lawyer who has been fly-fishing since he was in the fifth grade.

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