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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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First Responders

Anthrax

Emergency Response - Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Anthrax and the Mail - Cross-contamination, handling your mail...

Exposure - Being exposed vs. being sick, suspicious mail, powders, protecting your family...

Risk - Chances of getting sick, pregnancy...

Bioterrorism-Related Inhalational Anthrax: The First 10 Cases Reported in the United States
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):933-944.

Botulism

Recognition of Illness Associated with the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent - MMWR 2001 Oct 19;50(41):893-897.

Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Healthcare Facilities

Use of Automated Ambulatory-Care Encounter Records for Detection of Acute Illness Clusters, Including Potential Bioterrorism Events - Emerging Infectious Diseases 2002 Aug;8(8):753-760.

Botulism Surveillance Case Definitions

Brucellosis

Level A Laboratory Procedures for Identification of Brucella Species - PDF (330 KB/10 pages)

Packaging Protocols for Biological Agents/Diseases - PDF (61 KB/5 pages)

Presumptive Brucella spp. Identification and Similar Organisms - PDF (68 KB/1 page)
Table WordPerfect (8 KB/1 page)

Hemorrhagic Fever

Packaging Protocols for Biological Agents/Diseases - PDF (61 KB/5 pages)

Recognition of Illness Associated with the Intentional Release of a Biologic Agent - MMWR 2001 Oct 19;50(41):893-897. PDF (168 KB/20 pages)

Use of Automated Ambulatory-Care Encounter Records for Detection of Acute Illness Clusters, Including Potential Bioterrorism Events

Plaque

Consensus Statement: Plague as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management - JAMA 2000;283(17):2281-2290.

Abstract - Concise, bulleted summary of the full article

Use of Automated Ambulatory-Care Encounter Records for Detection of Acute Illness Clusters, Including Potential Bioterrorism Events  - Emerging Infectious Diseases 2002 Aug;8(8):753-760.

Plague Surveillance Case Definitions

Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare: Chapter 23: Plague - Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On U.S. Army Medical NBC Online Information Server.

Smallpox

Response Plan & Guidelines (including updated forms) NEW! - Guidance for state & local health officials for responding to a smallpox emergency

Exposure Management (Preventing Transmission) - Responding to known cases, preventing spread of disease...

Diagnosis/Evaluation (Signs & Symptoms) - Clinical presentation, patient evaluation, rash illness algorithm...

Vaccination - Recommendations, vaccine safety, contraindications...

Infection Control - Isolation/quarantine, decontamination, readiness plan...