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Medical Management of Biological Casualties

Handbook

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases,
Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland
July 1998

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
Creation Date: July 1998
Last Revision Date: July 1998


Preface

Introduction
Bacterial Agents

Anthrax
Brucellosis
Cholera
Glanders
Plague
Tularemia
Q Fever

Viral Agents

Smallpox
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Biological Toxins

Botulinum
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Ricin
T-2 Mycotoxins

Detection
Personal Protection
Decontamination

Appendix A: Glossary of Medical Terms
Appendix B: Patient and Precaution Levels
Appendix C: Comparative Lethality: Toxins/Chemicals
Appendix D: Aerosol Toxicity: Toxins
Appendix E: Differential Diagnosis: Toxins/Nerve Agent
Appendix F: Specimens for Lab Diagnosis
Appendix G: BW Agents: Lab Identification
Appendix H: BW Agents: Characteristics
Appendix I: BW Agents: Vaccines, Therapeutics and Prophylactics
 

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