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Biosecur Bioterror. 2012 Dec;10(4):346-71. doi: 10.1089/bsp.2012.1025.

Medical planning and response for a nuclear detonation: a practical guide.

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  • Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Mar;11(11):88. Miller, Charles W [added]; Whitcomb, Robert C Jr [added].


This article summarizes major points from a newly released guide published online by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The article reviews basic principles about radiation and its measurement, short-term and long-term effects of radiation, and medical countermeasures as well as essential information about how to prepare for and respond to a nuclear detonation. A link is provided to the manual itself, which in turn is heavily referenced for readers who wish to have more detail.

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