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Start by watching the Bioterrorism Media Focus video.
Give an example of a bioterrorist attack and information from national/international news.
In your post, address all of the following:
What was the biological agent’s classification when it was employed in the attack?
Discuss the biological agent’s ramifications.
Discuss the biological agent’s treatment options.
What are the methods for decontaminating the biological agent employed in the attack?
Define the appropriate degree of personal protective equipment (PPE) for this biological agent.
Provide the name of the occurrence you’ve chosen in your article, and back up your responses with evidence/examples. Please include a valid link to your source as well as a citation (s).
Compare and contrast the various biological agents, their consequences, and treatments in your peer responses. Discuss the many types of decontamination methods and the various degrees of personal protective equipment (PPE) that would be necessary.
Use evidence from scholarly sources to back up your solution.
Figure 1: In 1984, Typhoid Fever
Yellow fever is classed as a Category B disease, meaning it is “moderately easy to spread, causes moderate morbidity, [and] necessitates expanded disease surveillance and public health diagnostic capabilities,” according to the CDC (Das & Kataria, 2010). In an attempt to sway municipal elections in Oregon in 1984, the Rajneesh cult infected local salad bars and other restaurant food receptacles with Salmonella enterica. While “hundreds were sickened, 45 were hospitalized, but no fatalities ensued,” the followers wanted to discourage citizens from voting (Pike, 2011). Antibiotics such as ampicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were utilized in the treatment of typhoid fever. Handwashing properly to kill bacteria, taking medicines as prescribed, and not preparing meals for others were all part of the necessary decontamination measures. When dealing with a patient with typhoid in a clinical setting, PPE entails donning gloves. If there is a possibility of aerosolization from excrement or culture material, facial protection may be required.
Anthrax, Peer 2:
Many biological agents have been employed in terrorist attacks throughout the years, but the one I’ve chosen to write about is Bacillus Anthracis, also known as Anthrax. Anthrax spores are easy to find in nature, generate in the lab, and endure a long time in the environment, so they can end up in anyone’s possession. Anthrax spores were stuffed inside envelopes and mails and mailed across the US postal system in 2001. In this instance, 22 people were exposed to anthrax, including 12 postal carriers, and five of them died as a result (CDC, ). Tier 1 biological agents are so named because they pose the greatest risk of deliberate abuse and have the potential to inflict a large number of deaths. There are several types of anthrax, each with its own set of implications and symptoms. Blisters, swelling, and ulcers are all indications of Cutaneous Anthrax. Fever, chills, cough, disorientation, headache, and sweating are among symptoms of Anthrax inhalation. Sore throat, fever, chills, painful swallowing, and stomach ache are all signs of GI Antrax. Swelling around the sore, fever, chills, tiny blisters, and swelling around the sore are all signs of injection of Antrax. Antibiotics or antitoxins are used by doctors to treat this biological agent. Sporicidin, Vesphene, Bleach Rite, and SporGon are some of the disinfectant sprays used in decontamination treatments (Heninger, 2009). Respiratory protection, protective clothing such as coveralls, boot coverings, and chemical resistant suits, eye and facial protection, and gloves are all required when coming into contact with Antrax. All of this gear must be worn all of the time.