Introduction to Bioterrorism Agents

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:This module provides an introduction to the agents of bioterrorism, including the basic epidemiology of Category A agents.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Ashley Ward, PharmD, MSCR, Pharmacist, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Recognize the existence of a public health problem (I.A.1)
Relate basic etiologic processes for human diseases to subject matter areas of interest (e.g., infectious diseases, chronic diseases) (II.A.1)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Relate basic etiologic processes for human diseases to subject matter areas of interest (e.g., infectious diseases, chronic diseases) (II.A.1)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
3.2. Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Bioterrorism Overview. http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/overview.asp

Jernigan JA, Stephens DS, Ashford DA, Omenaca C, Topiel MS, Galbraith M, Tapper M, Fisk TL, Zaki S, Popovic T, Meyer RE, Quinn CP, Harper SA, Fridkin SK, Sejvar JJ, Shepard CW, McConnell M, Guarner J, Shieh WJ, Malecki JM, Gerberding JL, Hughes JM, Perkins BA. (2001). Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: the first 10 cases reported in the United States. Emerg Infect Dis, 7(6): 933-44.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Anthrax Symptoms. http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/overview.asp

World Health Organization (WHO). Botulism Fact Sheet. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs270/en/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Botulism. http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smallpox Disease Overview. http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/overview/disease-facts.asp

World Health Organization (WHO). WHO slide set on the diagnosis of smallpox. http://www.who.int/entity/csr/disease/smallpox/Smallpox-English.ppt?ua=1

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Frequently asked questions about the smallpox vaccine. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/vaccination/faq.asp

Kugeler KJ, Staples JE, Hinckley AF, Gage KL, Mead PS. Epidemiology of human plague in the United States, 1900-2012. (2015). Emerg Infect Dis, 21(1).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Tularemia - United States, 2001-2010. MMWR, 62(47); 963-966.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Special Pathogens Branch. Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. http://www.cdc.gov/Ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/vhf.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Virus Families. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/virus-families/index.html.

Leffel EK, Reed DS. Marburg and Ebola viruses as aerosol threats. (2004). Biosecur Bioterror, 2(3); 186-91.

Inglesby TV, Dennis DT, Henderson DA, et al. (2000). Plague as a biological weapon: medical and public health management. Working Group on Civilian Biodefense. JAMA, 283(17):2281-90.

Dennis DT, Inglesby TV, Henderson DA, et al. (2001). JAMA, 285(21) 2763-2773.

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