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By Raymond S. Weinstein

Would you know the symptoms of a organic or chemical weapon attack?

Would you know the way to diagnose and deal with your patients?

Would you understand how to guard your employees and your self in doing so?

For
answers to questions like those in an issue of mins, flip to this booklet: the
first in particular designed to guide you thru id of the main
likely organic or chemical guns utilized in a bioterrorist attack.

Through an simply available cross-referencing chart, it is possible for you to to
look up suspicious indicators awarded through unforeseen clusters of sufferers, and
then quick locate distinctive descriptions of the main most probably reasons. The publication
lists and describes forty three organic and chemical guns intimately, together with
clinical and laboratory id, therapy, and private precautions.

Biological and Chemical Terrorism is:

  • Comprehensive - the only such a lot entire description
    of organic and chemical guns to be had
  • Easy-to-use - invaluable tear-out charts of organic
    and chemical guns, lists of websites, and CDC cellphone numbers are
    designed to be published and said at-a-glance
  • Quick and concise to be used at any degree of an assault -
    no matter if in training previously or taken off the shelf in the course of a precise
    emergency
  • The first released textual content to incorporate chemical struggle
    identity and remedy
  • Written by means of specialists with exceptional and broad-ranging wisdom of those
    weapons

even if you're a basic care health care provider, nurse practitioner, ER
physician, or the other firstline healthcare supplier, you are going to make the most of
this functional and authoritative advisor. it's the purely publication to be had this present day to
give you the total details essential to deal with a bioterrorist emergency
with pace, accuracy, and confidence.

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Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers (Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi) see page 92 5–21 days Acute or gradual onset of abdominal tenderness and fever. Diarrhea or constipation may precede onset of fever by several days, along with chills, diaphoresis, headache, anorexia, cough, weakness, sore throat, dizziness, and/or myalgia. Rose-colored maculopapular rash on trunk in 30% of victims. Typhus (R. typhi, R. prowazekii, & Orienta tsutsugamuchi) see page 108 6–18 days Sudden onset of fever, chills, severe headache, and myalgia.

The advantages of a contagious weapon are obvious, because secondary cases would affect a greater number of victims and put an additional burden on the medical infrastructure. NAME OF THE DISEASE INDUCES FEAR This may not seem like a very important point, but from a psychological point of view, it can be. ” and you have a panic on your hands. This mentality also holds true for biological weapons. If the general population hears on the news that there has been a number of unexplained cases of melioidosis, Marburg virus, or leptospirosis, many will remain unconcernced.

24 Flulike Illness with Rash Disease/Agent Incubation Initial Symptoms Alkhurma virus (see Kyasanur Forest disease) see page 68 2–8 days Biphasic illness with 1–3 week afebrile period between phases. Phase 1 consists of 6–11 days of fever, chills, headache, vomiting, severe prostration, arthralgia, myalgia, facial flushing, conjunctival suffusion, hepatosplenomegaly, petechiae, general lymphadenopathy and relative bradycardia. There may be a measles-like rash on hands, feet, and trunk. 40% develop Gl and mucosal hemorrhage.

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