volume 19, issue 3, P731-745 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.05.004
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Abstract: Health care providers must understand the following regarding pathogens linked to bioterrorism: (1) the classification and qualities of possible biologic agents; (2) the natural history and management of biologic, chemical and radiologic injuries and exposures; (3) chemical agents that may be used and their properties; (4) different types of radiologic terrorism; (5) decontamination procedures; and (6) availability of antidotes and other therapeutics.