Public Health WK 5 Part 2 Category A agents, Symptoms and Treatments

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Anthrax (bacteria) - inhalation symptoms (1)Fever, Respiratory distress, Chest pain, Flu like symptoms, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
Anthrax (bacteria) - Cutaneous symptoms (2)Fever, Initial itching papule (sore), 1-3 cm painless ulcer then necrotic center (dead tissue).
Anthrax (bacteria) - Gastrointestinal symptoms (3)Fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, Nausea, vomiting, vomiting blood, severe diarrhea


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Botulism, Biological toxin symptoms.Muscular paralysis, symmetric descending weakness (SDW), difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking and Respiratory dysfunction (only), No sensory dysfunction, No fever
Bubonic (bacteria) symptoms (1)Fever, Weakness, Headache, and chills
Bubonic (bacteria) symptoms (2)Swollen, tender lymph glands (called buboes)


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Pneumonic symptoms (1)Sudden onset of fever, chills, headache,
Pneumonic symptoms (2)Cough, chest pain, dyspnea (SOB), myalgia (Muscle pain)
Septicemic symptomsFever, chills, prostration, abdominal pain, Toxic shock (infection), and bleeding into skin and other organs
Small Pox symptoms (1)High fever, myalgia, itching, abdominal pain, delirium
Small Pox symptoms (2)rash on face and extremities, hands, feet, more uniform rash than chickenpox.


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Tularemia symptoms (1)Fever, cough, chest tightness, cutaneous lesions
Tularemia symptoms (2)Pleuritic (lungs) pain and hemoptysis (coughing blood) rare
Viral Hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Arenavirus, Filovirus)Fever with malaise, myalgia, Headache, vomiting, diarrhea may occur