Viral Outbreaks, Biosecurity, and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Diseases Events
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.
- 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.
|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
6 Small pox
7 Preparing for Influenza epidemics and pandemics
8 Avian Influenza
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
16 Ethical issues in preparing for and responding to infectious outbreaks and bioterror attacks
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
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