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Public Health WK 5 An Introduction to Bioterrorism Part 1

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Identify government entity responsible for bioterrorism preparedness (1)CDC
Identify government entity responsible for bioterrorism preparedness (2)Department of Homeland Security
Identify government entity responsible for bioterrorism preparedness (3)Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA)
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What is terrorism?The unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
What is bioterrorism?The intentional use of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) or toxins to produce death or disease in humans, animals or plants
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What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? 400s BCEGreek and Roman polluted water wells, used poison arrows, and hurdle venomous snakes at the enemies
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? 1300sTartar Army catapulted plague infected corpses at Kaffa
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? 1700sFrench and Indian War Native Americans given small pox laden blankets
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? 1900sWWI German army infected animals in Romania and France with anthrax
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? 1984Rajneeshs Cult- Salmonella sprayed on food at buffet restaurants in Oregon with intent to sway an election, 751 people sick
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What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? October 2001Anthrax attack by mail sent to media and government offices in Washington, Florida, and elsewhere; 5 deaths, 23 sick, 17,759 people treated for 60 days
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? October 2003Two letters containing ricin were sent to Dept of Transportation and the White House, but were safely intercepted
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? Feb. 2, 2004Ricin mail attack on Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee; 3 Senate office buildings shut down for several days and 2 dozen staff/Capitol police officers underwent decontamination
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? March 2005Sensors at 2 military mail facilities in the DC area detected anthrax on two pieces of mail; follow up was conducted for 275 people as a precautionary measure; no illness occurred
What are the events marking the history of bioterrorism? April-June 2013Three letters containing ricin sent to President Obama, NYC Mayor Bloomberg, and a director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
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What are the common routes of entry of most biological weapons or agents? (1)Inhalation
What are the common routes of entry of most biological weapons or agents? (2)Gastrointestinal/GI (ingestion)
What are the common routes of entry of most biological weapons or agents? (3)Cutaneous (Skin absorption)
What are the common routes of entry of most biological weapons or agents? (4)Injection
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Identify category A agents (1)Anthrax (Bacillus Anthracis)
Identify category A agents (2)Botulism (Clostridium botulinum toxin)
Identify category A agents (3)Plaque (Yersinia pestis)
Identify category A agents (4)Small Pox (Variola major)
Identify category A agents (5)Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
Identify category A agents (6)Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (FIlvoviruses-Ebola, Marburg; arenaviruses-Lassa, Machupo)
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