Bioterrorism Information for Health Professionals
General infection control information that will help healthcare professionals protect themselves from bioterrorism agents.
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and Significance (PowerPoint: 3.7MB/22 slides) (PDF:
A review of biological warfare and an overview of potential biological weapons.
- Anthrax Clinical
Presentation (PowerPoint: 6.4MB/29 slides) (PDF:
Overview of natural anthrax, and anthrax used as a bioterrorism agent.
Clinical Presentation (PowerPoint: 3.2MB/37 slides) (PDF:
Overview of smallpox signs and symptoms, similarities to chicken pox, smallpox vaccination, and treatment.
- Botulism Clinical
Presentation (PowerPoint: 618KB/24 slides) (PDF:
History of botulism, both natural and weaponized, along with clinical presentation and treatment.
- Integration of Non-traditional
Infectious Disease Surveillance Mechanisms into the "Backbone" of Traditional
Infectious Disease Surveillance (PDF: 144KB/1 page)
"Backbone" poster noting that a strong infectious disease surveillance system is required to detect disease that might be caused by bioterrorism.
- If you Hear these Hoofbeats...
Consider these Zebras (PDF: 47KB/1 page)
Zebra poster suggesting that these slightly unusual symptoms may indicate very unusual diseases.
- If you Hear these
Hoofbeats... Consider these Zebras (Minnesota Board of Animal Health Version)
(PDF: 53KB/1 page)
Any of these slightly unusual symptoms may herald a very unusual animal disease.
- Laboratory Emergency Preparedness
The Minnesota Department of Health Public Health Laboratory (PHL) provides a number of clinical and environmental testing services that aid in the detection of bioterrorist agents.