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J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2002 Sep-Oct;13(5):57-64.

Biological and chemical bioterrorism agents.

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  • 1Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Nursing, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.


Bioterrorism of a chemical or biological nature poses a potential public health threat to our nation at a time when the health care infrastructure is challenged. This article reviews the history of bioterrorism research, some potential biological and chemical agents, and concludes with a review of the five functions that should be addressed in a bioterrorism response plan. The offending biological or chemical agent is reviewed with the clinical presentation and methods of treatment and prevention.

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