The threat of biological terrorism : A public health and infection control reality

@article{Leggiadro2000TheTO,
  title={The threat of biological terrorism : A public health and infection control reality},
  author={Robert J. Leggiadro},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={53-6}
}
Bioterrorism is an emerging public health and infection control threat. Potential biological agents include smallpox, anthrax, plague, tularemia, botulinum toxin, brucellosis, Q fever, viral encephalitis, hemorrhagic fever, and staphylococcal enterotoxin B. An understanding of the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and management of the more likely candidate agents is critical to limiting morbidity and mortality from a biological event. Effective response requires an increased index of… CONTINUE READING
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