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Title:
Biological and chemical terrorism : a guide for healthcare providers and first responders
Author:
Weinstein, Raymond S.
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Publication Information:
New York : Thieme, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxvi, 161 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781588901866
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Kenneth Alibek, MD, PhD, DSc, is a Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at George Mason University, and the Executive Director for the Universitys Center for Biodefense. Prior to his defection to the United States in 1992, he was a Colonel in the Soviet Army and First Deputy Director of Biopreparat, the Soviet Unions offensive biological weapons program. He has consulted with many U.S. government agencies and departments, including Defense, Justice, and Health and Human Servi


Table of Contents

A Quick Reference for Potential Biological Weapons (tear out sheet)
Preface
How to Use This Book
Introduction
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)
Aflatoxins
Anthrax (Inhalational & gastrointestinal)
Anthrax (Cutaneous)
Blastomucosis
Botulism (Botulism Toxins)
Brucellosis
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Chikungunya
Cholera
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)
Imfluenza
Glanders
Hantavirus
Kyansunur Forest Disease
Lassa Virus and the South American Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Legionellosis
Leptospirosis
Melioidosis
Nipah Virus
Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
Plague
Psittacosis
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
Shigellosis
Smallpox (information sheet)
Smallpox (Color Atlas and Visual Guide)
Trichothescene (T-2) Mycotoxins
Tetrodotoxin
Tularemia
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
Mustard
Lewisite
hosgene Oxime (CX)
Anhydrous Ammonia, Sulfur Dioxide, and Hydrogen Chloride
Hydrogen Flouride
Arsine
Lacrimators (Tear Gas)
References
Resources on the Internet
Glossary
Index

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