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Public Health WK 5 Part 3 Category A agents Treatments

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Anthrax treatment (1)Antibiotic therapy w/ mechanical ventilation
Anthrax treatment (2)Ciprofloxacin - 500 mg BID for 60 days
Anthrax treatment (3)Doxycycline - 100 mg BID for 60 days
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Botulism treatment (1)Intensive supportive care possibly including ventilation
Botulism treatment (2)administration of antitoxin if diagnosed early
Botulism treatment (3)induced vomiting, enemas, surgical excision of bacteria wounds
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Plaque (Bubonic) treatmentAntibiotic therapy (Streptomycin/Gentamicin)
Plaque (Pneumonic) treatmentEarly antibiotic is essential, must occur w/n 18 hours of onset (Streptomycin/Gentamicin)
Plaque (Septicemic) treatmentAntibiotic therapy (Streptomycin/Gentamicin)
Tularemia treatmentantibiotic therapy (Streptomycin/Gentamicin
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Small Pox treatmentNo treatment, preventable via vaccination
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Ebola, Arenavirus, Filovirus)No treatment, supportive care, some viruses respond to anti-viral drug Ribavirin
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