RESOURCES: Fighting Bioterrorism in the Clinic ...

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Science  01 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5556, pp. 771
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5556.771d

Doctors and other health professionals are expected to be our bioterrorism sentinels, alert for suspicious cases that might signal an attack. Making that job a little easier is this cache of bioweapons info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The site features the latest on vaccines, treatment, and diagnosis, as well as germane articles from CDC publications such as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

The most likely bioweapons—anthrax and smallpox—get extensive coverage, but you'll also find information on tularemia, plague, botulism, and viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. The section on anthrax incorporates the lessons of the mail attacks last year. It provides links to a series of archived Webcasts on preventing anthrax in postal workers and others exposed to the bacterium, as well as an article from last November's MMWRon differentiating the disease from flu and other similar respiratory illnesses.

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