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News and Current Events

Biodefense and Bioterrorism: MedlinePlus
Links to medical news on Biodefense and Bioterrorism.

Background Resources

Cornette Library Catalog: Biological Warfare
Books, journals, government documents, and web sites about biological warfare available from the Cornette Library.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response
Information from the Centers for Disease Control about chemical and biological agents. Includes press releases, training, contacts, and other important information about the public health aspects of bioterrorism preparedness and response.
JAMA Articles on BioTerrorism
Searches JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, for articles on bioterrorism. Any articles which are not available for free through this search can be found in the Cornette Library's collections.
The Center for Biosecurity
The Center for Biosecurity is an independent, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It works to affect policy and practice that lessens illness, death, and civil disruption following epidemics. The site includes fact sheets, articles, and links on such diseases as anthrax, smallpox, botulism, and plague.
Institute for Bio-Security: The Saint Louis University School of Public Health
Graduate programs in biosecurity and disaster preparedness, with links to information on rising threats, and preparedness checklists.
Texas Department of State Health Services: Public Health Preparedness
Information on response to a range of disasters.


How to Handle Anthrax and Other Biological Agent Threats
Advice for the general public and state health departments on how to cope with bioterrorism. Published by the Centers for Disease Control.
Amerithrax or Anthrax Investigation (FBI)
Investigative history of the anthrax letters sent to Tom Brokaw and Senator Tom Daschle in the fall of 2001.
CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response for Anthrax
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page about dealing with Anthrax as a threat. Contains fact sheets, articles, guidelines, and other information resources about diseases.
MedlinePlus: Health Information: Anthrax
Links to news updates, general information, diagnosis and symptoms, prevention and screening, specific conditions, treatment, organizations, and information in Spanish. From the National Library of Medicine.
Textbooks of Military Medicine: Anthrax
Chapter on anthrax includes sections on history, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical disease, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis. Links to all chapters in Textbooks of Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare can be found here.
Military Health System: Anthrax
Anthrax vaccine site of the Department of Defense. Includes information on the disease, the bioterrorism threat, and the vaccine.
Anthrax Vaccine
Information from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research about the anthrax vaccine. Includes links to government reports on the vaccine.
Use of Anthrax Vaccine: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices
Recommendation from 2000 on the use of the anthrax vaccine.


CDC Ricin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention built this emergency preparedness and response page on ricin.
Textbooks of Military Medicine: Ricin
Chapter on ricin includes sections on toxicity, pathogenesis, symptoms, pathology, diagnosis, and management.

Other Web Guides

Open Directory: Society: Issues: Issues: Terrorism: Biological and Chemical
Links to web sites including articles, government sites, and online publications.

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