This course will address the nature of Bioterrorism and discuss useful patterns of events, which may suggest that a disease outbreak might be other than spontaneous. The most likely Biological Agents for terrorist use as estimated by the CDC will be individually discussed and specific recommendations made on their identification, outbreak management and patient treatment.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe characteristics and results of a biowarfare attack
- Identify characteristics of bioterrorism
- Explain CDC’s Category A list of biological agents
- Identify characteristics of anthrax including signs, symptoms and treatment
- Identify characteristics of smallpox including signs, symptoms and treatment
- Identify characteristics of plague including signs, symptoms and treatment
- Identify characteristics of Tularemia including signs, symptoms and treatment
- Identify characteristics of botulinal toxin including signs, symptoms and treatment
- Identify characteristics of hemorrhagic fever viruses including signs, symptoms and treatment
Col. Joseph Contiguglia, MD, MPH&TM, MBA, USAF, MC, CFS
- 3.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 3.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Bioterrorism
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Internet Connection Speed
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