Viral Outbreaks, Biosecurity, and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events

By Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc
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Written by authorities in infectious disease and disaster preparedness, this one-stop resource covers the relevant theoretical, historical, and pragmatic considerations of viral outbreaks and bioterrorism. It provides an expert overview of this complex area for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine physicians, hospital administrators, and more.

Key Features
  • Explores the historical context of various agents and potential agents that could be used for bioterrorism, including anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, SARS, and more.
  • Discusses the lessons learned from naturally occurring outbreaks that have enhanced preparedness at individual hospitals locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Provides forms, checklists, and algorithms throughout - invaluable resources for health care providers and administrators.
  • Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into a single convenient resource.
ISBN 9780323548410
Author Information By Trish M. Perl, MD, MSc, Jay P Sanford Professor of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Table of Content Introduction and Principles
1        Historical Perspective
2        Anthrax:  Ancient Surge and Current Biothreat
3        Tularemia:  A bioterrorist threat and public health concern
4        Plague: the Yersinia pestis infection
5        VHF
6        Small pox
7        Preparing for Influenza epidemics and pandemics
8        Avian Influenza
9        SARS
10      MERS-CoV
11      SARS-CoV-2 ** New Chapter**
12      Designer pathogens and synthetic biology
13      Planning for a Bioterrorism or Pandemic Event: Public Health Perspective
14      Surveillance strategies
15      Prevention
16      Ethical issues in preparing for and responding to infectious outbreaks and bioterror attacks
17      Diagnostics
18      Transmission dynamics, modeling of outbreaks and interventions
19      Prophylaxis and Treatment **New Chapter**
20      Vaccines ** New Chapter**
21      Recovery from Biological Disasters
21      Communication strategies and the media
22      Communication strategies and the media ** New Chapter**
23      Pre-hospital care of patients with high impact pathogens
23      Media **New Chapter**
24     Translating Policy into Practice
25     Transmission based precautions and infection Prevention
26     Special Care Units
Publication Date 01-09-2022
Pages 400
Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
Stock Status In Stock
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