For more detailed clinical information on specific pathogens that might be used in a bioterrorist event, please consult the following references or websites:
- CDC Bioterrorism Website: http://www.bt.cdc.gov
This website is one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date website regarding bioterrorism. It contains fact sheets, treatment guidelines, planning and response documents, information for laboratories and hospitals, as well as links to other related bioterrorism websites.
- Medical Society of the State of New York: http://www.mssny.org
Available on this website are guidelines developed by an expert committee on syndromic surveillance for bioterrorist agents.
- American College of Physicians: http://www.acponline.org/bioterro/
General background information on bioterrorism agents and resources for further exploration.
- Association for Infection Control Practitioners: http://www.apic.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PracticeGuidance/Topics/Bioterrorism/Bioterrorism.htm
General information on bioterrorism and biological agents, as well as specific information on bioterrorism as it relates to healthcare facilities (i.e., isolation precautions, patient fact sheets). This site also contains the APIC/CDC Bioterrorism Readiness Plan for Hospitals.
- Infectious Diseases Society of America: http://www.idsociety.org
In addition to Frequently Asked Questions, this site reviews the heightened surveillance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when the World Trade Center event occurred.
- Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense: http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/faq.html
This Center has written the Consensus Guidelines on the medical and public health management of the primary bioterrorist agents, including smallpox, anthrax, plague, and tularemia. These have all been published in the JAMA, and more will be forthcoming. Archived copies can be obtained on the American Medical Associationís website: http://www.jama.ama-assn.org. In addition, the Johns Hopkins website has information about Frequently Asked Questions for the public.
- US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases: http://www.usamriid.army.mil/education/bluebook.html
This site is the latest edition of the Armyís manual on biological weapons. It contains information about specific agents, personnel protection, isolation requirements, prophylaxis and treatment.
- Emerging Infectious Diseases: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/
This is the link to the Emerging Infectious Disease journal. There is a direct link from this home page to various bioterrorism articles published by the journal.
- New England Journal of Medicine: http://content.nejm.org
This is a link to the entire New England Journal of Medicine journal including past and present articles. You may search the web site for articles published by the journal related to bioterrorism.