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An informational reference on anthrax for first responders

Daniel Rector, MS

Abstract


Anthrax was widely discussed in the media several years ago during the American Anthrax attacks. Despite a lessened interest in the subject today, anthrax still poses a threat to the United States government and its people. This article looks at publically available data and resources in an effort to combine current information into one easy to ready document. It can be used as an informational reference for first responders when learning about the anthrax threat.


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anthrax, biological weapons, first responder

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Riedel S: Biological warfare and bioterrorism: A historical review. Bayl Univ Med Cent Proc. 2004; 17(4): 400-406.

Frischknecht F: The history of biological warfare. EMBO Rep. 2003; 4(Suppl 1): S47-S52.

Mayo Clinic Staff: Anthrax. Mayo Clinic; 2017. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anthrax/symptomscauses/syc-20356203. Accessed February 10, 2019.

Anthrax: Medline Plus; 2018. Available at https://medlineplus.gov/anthrax.html. Accessed February 10, 2019.

CDC: Types of Anthrax. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2014. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/types/index.html. Accessed February 10, 2019.

Sweeney DA, Hicks CW, Cui X, et al.: Anthrax infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; 184(12): 1333-1341.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2020.0356

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